Defending champions Phnom Penh Crown produced a splendid second half recovery to score a 3-1 win over Svay Rieng in an away game after being down by a goal within seconds of the start as the midweek Metfone C League action saw leaders Boeung Ket Angkor huff and puff to force a 1-1 draw against Commissariat of National Police.
Crown’s victory at the Svay Rieng stadium on Wednesday evening meant that the five time champions are back as joint leaders with Boeung Ket, who, however hold an edge on better goal difference.
Both Boeung Ket and Crown have 29 points each after 11 matches.
A dramatic goal inspired by Dzarma Bata within the first minute of the game saw Svay Rieng hold on dearly to that advantage till the end of the session.
Crown took absolute control of the second half as Keo Sokpheng, Leng Makara and Sos Souhana found the target as the back line successfully stalled Svay Rieng attempts.
An own goal had frustratingly come in the way of Police upsetting Crown’s applecart last week.
But on Wednesday, it was a late equaliser that ruined Police attempts to topple Boeung Ket.
A 33rd minute goal by Oseika Samuel took Police to the front, an advantage they managed to cling on to for a long time before Boeung Ket drew level bang at the stroke of regulation time through Khoun Laboravy.
Meanwhile, two time champions, Nagaworld FC recorded a 6-0 win over Build Bright United on the back of Kouch Sokhumpeak’s hat-trick.
Ban Kasuaki, Kim Borey and Barry Lelouma scored a goal each for Naga Away at the Western Stadium, Cambodian Tiger FC touched off Western Phnom Penh 3-2.