Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - AEU rout Svay Rieng, Naga in Western stroll

AEU rout Svay Rieng, Naga in Western stroll

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
NagaWorld midfielder Sos Suhana takes a shot at the Western Phnom Penh goal on Saturday. Sreng Meng Srun

AEU rout Svay Rieng, Naga in Western stroll

With their defence of the Hun Sen Cup up in flames and league campaign in tatters, Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng suffered one of their worst defeats when they were rocked by a 6-1 home loss to Asia Europe United on Saturday, as second placed NagaWorld consolidated their status with a 3-0 win over whipping boys Western Phnom Penh.

Boeung Ket and Visakha, the other two sides in what is shaping up to be a three-way Metfone C-League title fight were set to clash on Sunday evening.

For all their firepower, had Naga only Tatsuro Inui’s 39th minute goal in the first half to show for their efforts.

It was clear they were doing just enough to collect the three points, and they were sealed when Song Chi-hun doubled the lead on the hour mark and George Bisan got on the scoresheet with a stoppage-time goal.

Beaten in the cruellest manner via penalties by Ministry of National Defense in the Hun Sen Cup quarterfinals, Svay Rieng looked listless on Saturday.

Captain Mat Hosan led the charge with a ninth-minute goal and added one more to set the tune for AEU as later goals from Momoh Degule Sumaila, Ben Udom and a Befolo Mbarga brace made the scoreline embarrassing for the home side, before Daisuke pulled one back after AEU were five ahead.

At Siem Reap’s Svay Thom Stadium, Angkor Tiger, buoyed by their Cup success against Crown in midweek, easily had the measure of National Police.

The game had long been lost before Noun Borey’s consolation for Police in the 78th minute as they were already three goals behind. Taing Sopheak, Joichiro Sugiyama and Pov Phearith had by then already put the home side in a position of absolute authority.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom’s domestic milk still cannot compete with imports

    Price competition and a lack of confidence by consumers are the main reasons the dairy market cannot compete with imports, said domestic milk producers. The large displays of imported fresh milk at the Kingdom’s supermarkets present a cumbersome obstacle for local producers, they said.

  • ‘Pesticide-laden cucumbers’ kill two, poison 150 in Banteay Meanchey

    At least two youths have died and 243 others are being treated for vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties, dizziness and muscle weakness after they ate cucumbers suspected to consist of pesticides. The incident happened on Saturday, said Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief Ath Khem. He told The

  • Three dead, 13 injured in collapse at Siem Reap pagoda

    At least three people were killed and more than 10 others injured on Monday after a dining hall under construction collapsed at Prasat Kokchak pagoda in Kokchak commune, Siem Reap province. Provincial police chief Tith Narong said Military Police, soldiers and local volunteers had successfully recovered 16

  • China Unicom enters Cambodia

    China Unicom, the country’s largest telecoms operator, has expanded into Cambodia to build optical telecommunication pathways in the Kingdom as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Hong Kong-listed company officially opened its China Unicom (Cambodia) subsidiary on Monday to become the

  • Forest Harmony’s $18M luxury villas break ground in Kampot

    Local and French joint-venture Forest Harmony has broken ground on its $18 million “second-home” Luxury Holiday Villas project in Kampot province. Century 21 Mekong CEO and local shareholder of the project Chrek Soknim told The Post that the project will comprise 90 villa units covering 18ha on a 97

  • PP-SHV Expressway on track for completion in early 2023

    The construction of the $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, which broke ground at the end of March, is on track to be completed by early 2023, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasim Sorya said on Monday. The 190km high-speed highway linking the capital to the