Cambodia recorded their first win in Group G of the AFC under-19 qualifiers in Phnom Penh yesterday evening, securing a 3-2 victory over Myanmar courtesy of a stoppage time winner from San Kimheng.
A first half double salvo from Hein Htet Aung and Lwin Moe Aung looked to put paid to the hosts’ chances in a one-sided first half encounter at the Olympic Stadium.
However, Cambodia clawed a goal back with an hour on the clock through the head of Kakada before an equaliser arrived from the very same player with 90 minutes on the clock.
With time running out, and Myanmar increasingly on the back foot, Kimheng popped up in the box to send the ball into the back of the net and help Cambodia to a valuable win.
In the day’s earlier match, the Philippines went down to their second consecutive hammering – a 6-0 loss to China.
Cambodia, in third place on three points, now have a chance of claiming one of five best runners-up across all groups as they face the Philippines for their final match of the group stage at 6:30pm tomorrow evening.
Myanmar will face top of the table and qualification certs China tomorrow afternoon.
In domestic league action, matchweek 19 kicks off a little earlier than usual with CMAC and Ministry of National Defence entertaining a 6pm kick-off tonight at Army Stadium.
Tomorrow, defending champs Boeung Ket meet Kirivong Soksenchey at 3:30pm, while RSN Stadium hosts Phnom Penh Crown versus Cambodian Tiger at 6pm.
On Sunday, NagaWorld attempt to overturn Western at Olympic Stadium and usurp top of the table Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng, who face National Police the same afternoon at Army Stadium.
Asia Europe United and Electricite du Cambodge wrap up the weekend action at Svay Rieng Stadium.