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Cambodian Eagles shoot down Swans in solid win

The Cambodian Eagles (in blue) and the Vietnam Swans contest a high ball in the match on Saturday. Supplied
The Cambodian Eagles (in blue) and the Vietnam Swans contest a high ball in the match on Saturday. Supplied

Cambodian Eagles shoot down Swans in solid win

The Cambodian Eagles kept their unbeaten record going at the International School of Phnom Penh Ground after completing a solid three-goal victory in an Aussie rules football clash over the visiting Vietnam Swans on Saturday.

In the second leg of the Cannonball Run series, Cambodia were seeking a 10-goal victory in order to retain the trophy on aggregate and they got off to a flying start, opening up a 23 point lead by the end of the first quarter.

By half-time the Cambodian outfit had stretched the margin to 33 points.

After an even third quarter, the Swans shifted gears and slashed the gap down to 29 points.

Late in the quarter, the Vietnamese side got to within two goals, however the Eagles steadied themselves to run out winners by 18 points.

Cambodia's next home match will be on June 2 against the Thailand Tigers, and the women's AFL team, the Apsaras, will also be in action against Vietnam Swans.

Score Cambodian Eagles 15.17.107 beat Vietnam Swans 13.11.89

Scorers for the Eagles Bossink 5, Ilott 4, Nhom Oun Kuy 1, Smith 1, Creamer 1, Kokke 1, Higgins 1, Nas Nan 1

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