Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kirivong roll over Boeung Ket

Kirivong roll over Boeung Ket

Kirivong roll over Boeung Ket

23 boeung ket and Kirivong

Defending Metfone C-League champions Boeung Ket Rubber Field crashed to a shocking 7-5 defeat yesterday against Kirivong Sok Sen Chey, who turned the game at Olympic Stadium on its head, firing four goals in succession in the final 15 minutes.

Boeung Ket were coasting along, striker Bisan George having completed a hat-trick on 74 minutes after Sok Pheng and Suong Vireak added a goal each to give the side a healthy looking 5-3 advantage.

All of a sudden the world around Boeung Ket seemed to collapse as the visitors from Takeo began to mount a serious comeback offensive.

Striker Nwakuna Friday, who had kept Kirivong in the hunt, rounded off his splendid effort with a hat-trick of his own, the final goal of which came deep into injury time.

Akeem Bolaji had raised visions of an upset when he scored the side’s fourth goal in the 76th minute.

Nhem Sovannara then got his name on the scoresheet to level up at 5-5 before Savorn Ratanakvisal, who had struck his side’s third goal barely a minute before Bisan George completed his treble,  got the go ahead goal to drive Kirivong to the front.

Boeung Ket’s second defeat in the past three games following their 1-0 loss to Build Bright United last weekend means their lead at the top of the standings has been cut down to just four points, ahead of Svay Rieng in second spot.

The unexpected victory boosts Kirivong’s chances of making the four-team cut for the post-season playoffs, known as the Super 4. They currently reside in fifth, level on points with fourth placed Naga Corp, but with a 14-goal deficit to make up.

Phnom Penh Crown, who face Boeung Ket this weekend, are a point ahead in third.


  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which