Naga Corp’s Meas Channa (right) attempts a shot on goal past Rithy Sen’s Than Dara during their Metfone C-League match at Olympic Stadium yesterday. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun
Superlatives reigned down on Naga Corp yesterday as they completed a near-perfect 10-1 victory against league newcomers Rithy Sen.
Despite playing the majority of the match with 10 men after 17-year-old Ou Ly Hoang was dismissed for a second yellow on just 16 minutes, Naga exposed the Kampong Chhnang club’s shortcomings with devastating effect.
Prak Chanrotana began the onslaught on 24 minutes before both Nigerian hitman Julius Oiboh and former Cambodian national team striker Teab Vathanak both hauled in hat-tricks.
Oiboh recorded his second set of triple strikes from the campaign so far, lifting him to joint top scorer with compatriot Nelson Oladiji of Kirivong Sok Sen Chey on seven goals a piece.
Chin Chum, Meas Channa and Kop Isa also got in on the action with late goals, while Rithy Sen relied on an own goal by Naga’s Pheng Dara on 78 minutes to gift them scant consolation in another demoralising result of their baptism of fire in the top tier.
PKR claim first three points
In yesterday’s early kickoff, Hun Sen Cup holders Preah Khan Reach finally tasted their first success of the 2011 Metfone C-League season with a 3-1 victory over National Police Commissary at Olympic Stadium.
“The victory for us today over National Police is down to the fine performance of striker Tum Saray,” said PKR coach Rith Dikar of his brace bagging frontman.
Meanwhile, the Police side’s assistant coach Toek Dem bemoaned their lack of first choice defenders who were out injured. “As a result, our team were very fragile in defence,” he said.
The coach added that despite numerous chances, “we didn’t have enough luck to win.”
Khoun Laboravy got his name on the scoresheet yet again with a strike on 11 minutes. On the half hour mark, teammate Tum Saray doubled their lead.
With their backs to the wall, the Police pegged one back four minutes after the restart through Tith Dyna from a neat cross by Moeung Phanith.
However, Tum Saray put the game to bed with his second just moments later. TRANSLATED BY PANN RETHEA