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Shan United down Boeung Ket 2-1 in AFC Cup clash

Brazilian striker Maycon Calijuri produced a free kick of quality to give Cambodian Metfone C-League champions Boeung Ket a 1-0 lead.
Brazilian striker Maycon Calijuri produced a free kick of quality to give Cambodian Metfone C-League champions Boeung Ket a 1-0 lead.

Shan United down Boeung Ket 2-1 in AFC Cup clash

Myanmar champions Shan United bounced back from a goal down to beat Boeung Ket 2-1 in the AFC Cup Group F encounter at Olympic Stadium yesterday evening.

This was Boeung Ket’s second straight defeat following their 9-0 thrashing by Ceres Negros nearly two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, Home United were held to a 1-1 draw by Ceres Negros, who produced the equaliser late in the game.

Home United led with a 25th minute goal scored from the spot by Shahril Isak after Song Ui Young was brought down in the penalty box. But Ceres kept pushing back to eventually find the leveller 10 minutes before regulation time.

After a dominant first half showing, Boeung Ket allowed the visitors to claw their way back to the game, and a 55th minute goal by the team’s Nigerian signing Christopher Chizoba changed the complexion of the game.

His brilliant turn completely took the home side by surprise, and his well slotted goal turned out to be the match winner for Shan United, who had gone down 1-0 in their opening Group game to Home United.

Fierce attempts by Boeung Ket to salvage at least a point from the game were thwarted by Shan, who were outpaced in the early part of the contest but managed to keep their poise under pressure.

Brazilian striker Maycon Calijuri produced a free kick of quality to give Cambodian Champions Boeung Ket a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute, but the visitors from Myanamar levelled the scores in the 41st minute through Dway Ko Ko Chit’s fine effort from the edge of the box as the teams went into the break level at 1-1.

After seriously testing the Shan goalkeeper more than once through, Maycon and Samuel Ajayi, Boeung Ket were awarded a free kick when the Brazilian was brought down near the edge of the box by Chit Sue Moe.

Cameroonian William Nyakwe lashed out at the ball and instead hit the fallen Boeung Ket striker to compound the situation.

From near the D, Maycon unleashed a bullet into the top corner, well out of the reach of Shan keeper Thiha Sithu.

The hard-working Ajayi twice went close only to be off-target, chipping over the first time and running into the goalkeeper the next time round.

Both Julius Oiboh and Khoun Laboravy, alongside Maycon and Ajayi, kept the Shan defence on their toes, but despite their best efforts Boeung Ket failed to find the net.

The headline to this article has been corrected to state that Boeung Ket's defeat came in the AFC Cup and not the AFC Champions League.

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