Cains Advocates had a harrowing time in the under-14 boys section of the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) Barclays Youth Football League, with two of their strings suffering at the National Institute of Physical Education and Sports ground on Sunday.
But the Advocates hit winning form in the boys under- 14 event.
Although the Advocates first team were beaten 3-0 by the Flying Tigers in the Champions League, the second outfit was also edged out in a tough encounter against the Kew Park Rangers 1-2.
Juice Master United scored a runaway 8-0 win over Mekong Rangers, while Sunrise and Blue Eagles split the points after a thrilling eight-goal encounter.
The Flying Tigers and Cains Advocates (1) jointly lead the table with 16 points each from seven matches.
In the under-14 boys Premier League, A New Day Cambodia scored a huge 9-0 win over Appleton Wildcats.
But the most impressive win was registered by Cains Advocates, who beat Flying Tigers 5-2.
In other matches, Kew Park Rangers got past Blue Flag 8-3, Mekong Rangers defeated Sehrini FC 4-2 and New Hope mauled Malu Lions 8-3.
A New Day are at the top of the table with 16 points from six games. Sehrini, who have played one game more, have also tallied 16 points.
There were plenty of goals in the four under-10 boys section matches carded for the day.
Cains Advocates trounced Flying Tigers 11-1 and, in sharp contrast, Seasiders 2 just managed to pip Malu Lions 11-10 at the post in a game that was turned into a goalfest.
Blue Eagles also hit the 11- goal mark while conceding six to ISF CAC. In another game that produced a clutch of goals, MJB got past Robas Rangers 7-2.
In the under-14 girls event, SocceRoos and Taylormade produced an exciting encounter that accounted for 12 goals, with SocceRoos eventually winning 7-5.
The other results were: Ruby Murray’s Ladies beat Super Sonics 8-1, Flying Tigers beat CS Larrikins 5-1, Chak Kropop Po Monkol beat Northbridge Nomads 7-2 and Sunrise and ANDC Bulls drew 2-2.
Chak Kropop Po Monkol are at the top of the leader board with 16 points from six outings ahead of Sunrise with 14 points from as many games.
To contact the reporter on this story: H S Manjunath at [email protected]