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Goal frame rescues the points for BBU against Kirivong

Goal frame rescues the points for BBU against Kirivong


Kirivong Sok Sen Chey’s Julius Chukwumeka (right) takes on Build Bright United’s Roun Bunheang during their match Wednesday.

Kirivong Sok Sen Chey’s Julius Chukwumeka (left) tries to break free from a challenge by Build Bright United’s Tuy Sam (centre).
Photos by: Nick Sells (www.nicksellsphotography.com)

BUILD Bright United (BBU) recorded a win in their first game of the new Metfone C-League season Wednesday at Olympic Stadium, although it came courtesy of a large slice of good luck with the match evenly balanced throughout the whole ninety minutes against Takeo based opponents Kirivong Sok Sen Chey.

BBU got their noses in front through seasoned campaigner Nuth Sinoun on 16 minutes. Taking advantage of the elusive Um Chandara who supplied a telling pass, Sinoun rifled into the roof of the net.

Both teams had great chances to increase the score, with Julius Chukwumeka for Kirivong and Augustine Ogbemi both going close, before a second goal from Sinoun put BBU further ahead. Ten minutes before the break, newboy Chan Veasna’s floated cross found Sinoun in space and he planted his header wide of Kun Tnou in the Kirivong goal.

Kirivong upped their energy levels after the halftime interval but found themselves up against both BBU and the frame of the goal, which was determined to act as a 12th man for the University side. Un Sopheak twice struck the woodwork, with his head and with a blistering drive, before teammate Julius Chukwumeka launched a 30 yard free-kick against the cross-bar. The rebound was headed in by Bryan Edem but was ruled out for offside.

Kirivong got the goal their pressing deserved on 80 minutes, when Un Sopheak supplied Chukwumeka with a chance he couldn’t miss. However it was too little too late as BBU held out for the points.

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