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PP Crown held as Boeung Ket tie postponed

PP Crown held as Boeung Ket tie postponed

Phnom Penh Crown were held to a goalless draw by Cambodian Tiger FC in a Metfone C League fixture at the Western Stadium on Saturday even as yesterday’s clash between table-topping Boeung Ket Angkor and National Defence Ministry was postponed to September 12.

The Armymen counldn’t field a team since six of their players are currently involved with the National squad in the AFF U19 Championship.

The MCL will be put on hold for the next few weeks as the Cambodian team resumes its campaign in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.

Cambodia lost to Singapore and Afghanistan in June and will now head to Japan to play an away game against the Asian giants on September 3.

The national team will then host Syria at Olympic Stadium on September 8.

Crown stumbled across a few good openings now and then but their rivals remained stoic till the end to force an honorable draw.

Away from the pitch, there was a piece of shocking news for Crown captain and national-team probable Kok Boris, who suffered a broken bone in his face during the first half after colliding with a Tiger FC player.

Following the draw and joint-leader Boeung Ket’s fixture being put off, Crown lead the table with 36 points

In other matches on Saturday, NagaWorld outplayed Asia Europe United 3-0 while Svay Rieng easily had the measure of Cambodian Mines Actions Center 4-1.


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