Sunday, May 24, 2015

Two reverses in a morning

PPCFC Academy U-15s, back row, LtoR: Samnang, Chanmony, Sovannaroth, Savey, Safy (capt). Front Row: Chetra, Samel, Pisoth, Piseth, Rina, N David - click to enlarge
Sunday 24 May 2015: Phnom Penh Crown Academy U-15s 0 FFC Academy 1 (U-15 Youth League).
In this morning's U-15 Youth league game at Western Stadium, the FFC recorded their first victory over Crown after ten straight defeats. The goal arrived on 33 minutes after Crown were punished for giving away possession. Former PPCFC keeper Kung Rafat kept Tong Chanmony and Mao Piseth at bay, before Piseth weaved his way past two defenders but flashed his shot across the face of the goal. Svang Samnang was down quickly to make a smart stop but had little chance with the goal just before the break. Moments later, Piseth broke clear but his cheeky lob over Rafat came back off the upright. In a stop-start second-half Piseth was again in the thick of the action but was denied with a curling free-kick, Chanmony's long range effort was pushed out and in the final minute, Piseth was deprived twice of a deserved equaliser, as FFC recorded a rare success.
Match report to follow.
PPCFC Academy vs Naga, back row, LtoR: Sovann, Sodavid, Senteang, Titchhy, Umaru, Samnang. Front Row: Muslim, Soksela, Chanchav, Baraing, Noeut - click to enlarge
Sunday 24 May 2015: Phnom Penh Crown Academy 0 Nagaworld 2 (Friendly)
In this morning's practice match at RSN, Crown threatened twice early on through Ouk Sovann, but he blasted his first drive over the bar and then sent a 25 yard free-kick inches wide of the target. Barry Lelouma rose to head Naga in front on 11 minutes and the visitors saw out the first half in control of the ball, with Keo Soksela making one excellent fingertip save in the home goal. The second half was even less inspiring though Umaru Samura sent a great opportunity past the upright, before Naga made the game safe on 90 minutes when Chhim Sambo headed in from a corner. A Sovann effort was blocked at the end as the Academy suffered their third loss to Nagaworld in as many games.
Match report to follow.

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