Metfone C-League clubs return to domestic league priorities this weekend after midweek fixtures in the Hun Sen Cup competition.
NagaWorld were dominant on Wednesday as they sent Boeung Ket packing in a 2-0 victory.
“Regarding this game, first concerning the state of the pitch. We didn’t expect it, said Meas Channa, Naga’s head coach.
“Before the rain, we expected to play better but after the rain it was difficult. Especially because of the delay and the water on the pitch. Our strategy changed,” he said.
“We made a great impact with our goals. We gained confidence when they upped the pressure.”
Boeung Ket coach, Hao Socheat said had no high hopes for a comeback in the second leg. He bemoaned the absence of Chan Vathanaka and Sun Sovanrithy.
“For the second leg we do not have any hope of winning against NagaWorld, he sad. “No matter with them [Vathanaka and Sovanrithy]. NagaWorld is strong. Boeung Ket does not have a lot of good Cambodian players like NagaWorld. We use mostly young players in the Hun Sen Cup.”
Elsewhere on Wednesday, Phnom Penh Crown showed what they are lacking in the league blasting three first-half goals past Angkor Tiger for a 3-0 first leg victory away at Siem Reap. They play Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng in the league tomorrow.
PKR were themselves victorious in their quarter final – a 2-1 win over Ministry of National Army.
National Police Comissary defeated National Football Academy 3-0 in their Hun Sen Cup first leg. They face Soltilo Angkor in the league tomorrow, while Visakha meet Western. On Sunday, NagaWorld meet Asia Europe United, while Angkor Tiger face Electricite Du Cambodge.