Chhoeun downs Visakha, Naga stay top

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A single goal separated Army and Visakha at the full-time whistle. KT/Yeun Punlue

Ministry of National Defense put the brakes on Visakha’s Metfone C-League title charge at Old Stadium on Saturday as the Army side claimed a 1-0 win courtesy of a first-half strike from Chhin Choeun.

Visakha coach Hok Sochivorn will be disappointed with his players for conceding a weak effort – his defenders failing to clear the danger allowing midfielder Chhoeun to slam home a long-range winner just 12 minutes into the game.

The defeat for coach Sochivorn’s men is only their second of the season, while the win helps Ministry regain some momentum after a patchy spell of form in recent games which has seen the side fall from second place in the standings to fifth.

Elsewhere on Saturday, South African Shane Booysen continues to endure a torrid time at National Police Commissary as he fails to inspire despite getting on the scoresheet. His side fell to a 4-2 defeat at Angkor Tiger leaving Police on 12th position with five defeats and just two wins to their credit.

Boeung Ket and Asia Euro United meanwhile provided fans with a captivating second half of action as the former champions eventually won out in a 3-2 victory at AEU Sport Park.

In yesterday’s early matches, NagaWorld maintained their position at the top of the league standings hitting 10 goals in a frantic second half to demolish Kompong Cham 18-0. The defeat is now the highest suffered by KC after previous high-scoring losses to Angkor Tiger and Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng.

At the Bati training Complex, title-challengers Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng continue to keep the pressure on the league leaders as they fended off the challenge of Bati Academy U18s – a 3-0 win coming via goals from Privat Mbarga, Soeuy Visal, and Hoy Phallin.

Also notching three points yesterday were Soltilo Angkor who were 4-2 victors in their match against Electricite du Cambodge.

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