Preah Khan Reach’s Khoun Laboravy stole the spoils from Build Bright United yesterday with an 89th-minute winner.
The 1-0 scoreline mirrored the drama of PKR’s last outing, against Prek Pra Keila, in which Yun Mesa netted a solitary strike in stoppage time.
Yesterday’s Metfone C-League tie at Olympic Stad-ium saw the sides evenly matched throughout.
In the 12th minute, BBU goalkeeper Hem Simay was at hand to capture the ball from a long free kick by PKR midfielder Prak Mony Udom with Khuon Laboravy lurking.
BBU then saw a golden chance go begging with two minutes left in the first half. Seng Kusen’s header cannoned off the bar as Tuy Sam’s rebound effort flew over.
Moments later, Laboravy laid the ball off to Tum Saray when closed down by Hem Simay, only for his team-mate to blast wide.
In the second session, Boravy set up another tantalising opportunity of the same fashion on the hour mark, but this time it was Prak Mony Udom who failed to convert.
BBU’s Chea Sophany and Pich Sina played a fine one-two in the middle of the park to release fellow forward Prom Puthsethy, but he was well blocked by covering PKR defenders Lay Rasmey and Sok Rithy.
As time ticked away, the BBU backline suffered a critical lapse in concentration to allow Laboravy to grab his just deserts. The national team’s striker skipped over challenges from Tuy Sam and Rim Bunhieng in the area before coolly lifting the ball over Hem Simay to score the decisive goal.