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Cambodia eye semis berth after third win

Cambodia eye semis berth after third win

The Cambodian U21 team took one more step towards the semi-finals of the 2014 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Indonesia in the Brunei capital of in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Sok Sovan opened the scoring on 22 minutes for Cambodia with a deft header off a Hoy Phallin cross. Indonesia found an equaliser 20 minutes later at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, with Dimas Drajad nodding home a rebounded shot off the crossbar.

However, Kouch Sokumpheak had the last say with a slightly fortuitous but ultimately decisive goal moments later that had a cross by Prak Mony Udom ricocheted off his thigh and over the line.

The win moved Cambodia to nine points and into second place in the Group B table, one behind Malaysia, who beat Singapore 3-0 on Saturday.

The Cambodian youngsters will need at least a draw in their remaining group game against Vietnam tonight from 7:15pm Cambodian time providing Malaysia can beat hosts Brunei at the same time across town. If Malaysia lose, Cambodia will need all three points. Semi-finals play on Wednesday with the grand final set for Saturday.

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