Joint leaders Boeung Ket Angkor and Phnom Penh Crown extended their winning streak to five games each over the weekend after dominating their rivals Svay Rieng and Cambodian Mines Actions Center, respectively, as the Metfone C-League season completed its sixth round of matches.
Boeung Ket were 5-1 winners over former champions Svay Rieng at the Army Stadium yesterday, while Crown outclassed CMAC 4-1 at the RSN Stadium on Saturday after the new entrants dared the defending champions with a 20th minute lead.
Boeung Ket and Crown are going stride for stride with 16 points each, with the last year’s runners-up better off on goal difference.
Crown got a sharp reminder of the danger the opposition pose in the form of Tony Janzen’s early strike, but it only took 15 minutes for the five-time champions to draw themselves level.
The ever-consistent Shane Booysen worked out the equaliser off Bin Thierry’s assist.
The go-ahead goal for Crown came midway through the second session off a well-executed free kick by Bin Thierry.
Substitute Va Sokthorn, who had earned that lucrative free kick, did a commendable job minutes later to push the lead to 3-1.
It was left to George Bisan to drive home the fourth to boost his personal goal tally to eight so far.
After bringing down two former champions in back-to-back injury-time thrillers, Western Phnom Penh’s bravado came to an end when they went down 1-2 to Asia Europe United at the Western Stadium on Saturday.
Away at the Bati Center, National Defence Ministry recovered from their previous game loss to Phnom Penh Crown with a 5-1 drubbing of Kirivong Sok Sen Chey, who are at the bottom of the table having conceded 33 goals in their six matches while scoring only 11.