Phnom Penh Crown hit five goals with no reply in a comfortable Metfone C-League win away to Electricite du Cambodge on Saturday while league leaders Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng remain top courtesy of a 2-1 win over Ministry of National Defense.
Crown’s Brazilian forward Paulo Victor opened the floodgates in the first half converting from the penalty spot before an own goal minutes later gave the visitors a two goal cushion going into the second half.
In the 56th minute, Ouk Sothy added a third for Crown rising highest in the box to connect with his head to a pinpoint Brak Thiva free kick. Soon after, substitute Lim Pisoth, who came on as a replacement for the injured Paulo Victor, got his name on the scoresheet scoring the game’s fourth with a fine right-footed effort from outside the box.
However, Pisoth’s day could have been marred by a horror tackle on the 17-year old by EDC’s Chhoeung Visnu. He was rightfully shown a straight red card for what was a very dangerous challenge.
With EDC cynically resorting to kicking out at Crown’s players rather than the ball, Crown’s Sath Rozak scored a fifth and final goal in second-half stoppage time to wrap up the victory and hand all three points to the Red Singha in a 5-0 win.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng maintained their position at the top of the C-League with a win over Ministry of National Defense.
After breaking clear on the left wing, Gisung Yeon unselfishly teed up Privat Mbarga to open the scoring for PKR in the 9th minute before Prak Mony Udom doubled their advantage six minute later – this time Mbarga providing the assist for Mony Udom to coolly slot home their second.
George Bisan struck back for MND in the 52nd but it was to prove too high a hurdle for the hosts as they went down to the 2-1 defeat.
For PKR’s American defender Jonny Campbell the win was a job well done.
“Another 3 points and we stay undefeated after 11 Metfone Cambodian League matches!, said Campbell in a post on his social media page.
“Well done to all of my brothers [at] Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC. This match wasn’t an easy one and everyone who watched the match knows why, but we continue moving forward and pushing each other every game. Thank you for the incredible support as always and God bless you all! One love.”
However, NagaWorld keep the pace on courtesy of a 3-0 victory in their match against Bati Academy.