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Mini soccer tourney wraps up its first half

The Phnom Penh Post Mini Soccer Championship, held at the Astroturf pitch of Kidzcool Children & Family Fun Village on Chhroy Changvar peninsular, reached its halfway point on Tuesday night with some strong candidates for the four-team final playoffs on February 25 starting to emerge.

JBCF have once again dominated the regular season, moving three points clear of the pack Tuesday with a 13-4 thrashing of Banzai. The team marshalled by Dutch dynamo Billy Barnaart have lost just once this campaign, against reigning champions Devenco, with triumphs over all others to set up a simply sublime +63 goal difference, nearly twice of the nearest rival.   

Devenco are hot on JBCF heels however, and face last season’s runners-up Smart tonight in what should prove another feisty encounter between the two.

Banzai picked up their first points of the tournament on Tuesday night via a 12-7 victory over rock-bottom side Kidzcool, who have so far lost all of their matches but not without want of trying.

Me Mates, meanwhile, were involved in yet another riveting fixture but this time came out on the losing end of a 5-4 result against Cellcard.

The Post v Ezecom match up had to postponed due to some ‘logistical issues’ of Leonard Cohen proportions, while Me Mates were given a 5-0 walkover after ANZ Royal failed to show.  

Tonight’s schedule sees Infinity and Ezecom chasing ascendancy into top four playoff spots, with both playing in two fixtures to claim some vital points.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

  • Beeline 6 Ezecom 11
  • Kidzcool 7 Banzai 12
  • Cellcard 5 Me Mates 4
  • JBCF 13 Banzai 4
  • ANZ Royal 0 Me Mates 5

TONIGHT’S FIXTURES

  • Smart v Infinity – 7pm  
  • Devenco v Ezecom - 7:35pm
  • Banzai v Me Mates - 8:10pm
  • Smart v Devenco - 8:45pm
  • Infinity v Banzai - 9:20pm
  • Ezecom v Me Mates – 9:55pm

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