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MND down Naga as Boeung Ket win big

The Armymen's North Korean striker Choe Myong-ho.
The Armymen's North Korean striker Choe Myong-ho. Sreng Meng Srun

MND down Naga as Boeung Ket win big

The second week of action in the Metfone C-League created a mild flutter after Ministry of National Defence pulled off a 1-0 win over last season’s runners-up NagaWorld at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, even as Boeung Ket Angkor produced a 6-0 blow-out of Western Phnom Penh at the same venue in an evening encounter.

Earlier on Friday, National Police bounced back after their 1-4 defeat last week by the Army by holding defending-champions Phnom Penh Crown to a goalless draw.

After a barren first half, NagaWorld were undone by a set piece that was cleverly exploited by the Armymen with their North Korean striker Choe Myong-ho nodding home from a corner for the only goal of the match in the 64th minute.

The narrow defeat for NagaWorld followed the side’s 1-1 draw with Western Phnom Penh, while the Army outfit recorded their second win in two weeks.

The in-form Samuel Gbenga held out an ominous warning to Western with a 12th minute solo effort and Boeung Ket Angkor kept stretching that lead. Goals by Sok Sovann and Khuon Laboravy came within a minute of each other and Yuya completed the first-half tally of 4-0 just past the half hour mark.

While Chan Vathanaka notched up Boeung Ket’s fifth goal as a substitute in the 62nd minute, Gbenga was back to complete a well-deserved double with another strike of quality in the 82nd minute to give Coach Prak Sovanara’s side a commanding victory.

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