Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng Remains Unstoppable, Visakha FC Holds Phnom Penh Crown

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PKR Svay Rieng keeps on sailing through CPL 1

PHNOM PENH – Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC’s former English Premier League (EPL) player Marcus Haber continues to justify why the Svay Rieng Based club signed him as he led his football club to its fourth straight win in Cambodian Premier League 1 (CPL 1).

Haber scored a hat-trick to lead PKR Svay Rieng FC to a 3-1 spanking of Tiffy Army FC. The game was played on Saturday at the Old Army Stadium in Phnom Penh.

The match against Tiffy Army FC wasn’t a stroll in the park as the scoreline suggests, but a royal rumble that saw both teams ending the first half scoreless.

Haber asserted his dominance shortly after the second half started, when he scored a brace within 15 minutes of the restart, giving PKR Svay Rieng FC a comfortable 2-0 advantage.

Haber’s third goal in the 81st minute gave his team a 3-0 lead for a few minutes until Ivorian striker Ibrahim Abou Dicko finally opened the score for Tiffy Army FC in the 85th minute. But this single goal was only a consolation to cut the deficit to 3-1, as PKR Svay Rieng FC held on from there to retain the top spot in the standings.

Tiffy Army FC was dropped to the number six spot, with a single win, a draw and a couple of losses after four games.

NagaWorld FC 2-1 Kirivong Sok Sen Chey

In the other games on Saturday, NagaWorld FC edged Kirivong Sok Sen Chey FC. Following a similar pattern as their previous games, Kirivong drew the first blood in the 12th minute through En Ponleu, before NagaWorld’s Da Cruz Euel leveled the score in the 33rd minute, followed by Roque Silvera Dos Santos who increased the tally for NagaWorld four minutes later. The second half was a drab and grilling battle as both sides failed to score, leaving NagaWorld to go with the 2-1 win and all three points.

Boeung Ket FC 2-0 Angkor Tiger

Boeung Ket FC downed Angkor Tiger FC, 2-0 at the Cambodia Airways Stadium. This result was what Boeung Ket’s fans wanted, after their 4-0 humiliation in the hands of Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC last weekend.

Following a goalless first half, the host stepped up a gear in the second half with goals from Mat Noron in the 54th minute and an own goal when Moth Sattya found his own net in the 88th minute.

The victory moved Boeung Ket to 4th place with six points.

Phnom Penh Crown and Visakha FC: draw

Defending champion Phnom Penh Crown FC has yet to win a single match, after being held to another scoreless draw by Visakha FC.

Visakha frustrated the host at their RSN Stadium as Crown fought effortlessly in search of the goal. But a dogged Visakha defense held tight to earn a share of the spoils. The result left both sides unchanged on the table, with Visakha in 3rd place with seven points, while Crown are 7th with just two points to the bag.

Cambodia Premier League 2

As expected, the Cambodia Premier League 2 continues to sparkle and thrill fans. A total of 28 goals were scored from six matches played in week 4.

The clash between Prey Veng and Tboung Khmum FA produced nine goals with the host prevailing 8-1.  National Football Academy were rootless against Banteay Meanchey FC scoring seven unanswered goals to earn all three points. Siem Reap FC defeated Next Step FC by a lone goal.

Koh Kong FC Shot themselves to the top of the table with a 4-1 rout of National Police FC while AEU prevailed over Sotilo FC 2-1 away in Siem reap.

ISI Dangkor Senchey, Coach Claude Bouyaloua was left to rue the injuries of his two main strikers, Afa and Kader and two other local players, as they were outrun by host Electricite Du Cambodge.

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