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Boeung Ket survive Soltilo upset as Naga beat Crown

Soltilo FC midfielder Yuta Kikuchi grabs the shirt of Boeung Ket forward Maycon Calijuri in their match at Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Soltilo FC midfielder Yuta Kikuchi grabs the shirt of Boeung Ket forward Maycon Calijuri in their match at Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Boeung Ket survive Soltilo upset as Naga beat Crown

Hong Pheng rescued a 1-1 draw for defending champions Boeung Ket in their match with newcomers Soltilo Angkor in the Metfone C-League at Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

The Siem Reap-based Soltilo led through a fifth-minute goal from Dzarma Bata until a last-gasp equaliser from Pheng deprived them of a huge upset four weeks into the season.

While Boeung Ket were happy to come away with a point, last season’s Hun Sen Cup losing finalists NagaWorld seized the opportunity to close in on the Blue Dragon with a 1-0 win over arch rivals Phnom Penh Crown at the RSN Stadium in their evening clash.

Bisan George, a Crown hitman a few seasons ago, turned on his former club with a 34th-minute goal that went unanswered to give Naga all three points and bring them on par with Boeung Ket on 10 points.

Elsewhere, Asia Euro United struck twice in the second half to down Visakha. On the hour Privat drew first blood and Mat Hosan doubled the lead 10 minutes later to seal AEU’s win over last season’s League 1 winners.

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