Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Spark, PKR stroll to Sunday wins

Spark, PKR stroll to Sunday wins

Spark, PKR stroll to Sunday wins

090622_27c.jpg
090622_27c.jpg

Sunday’s CPL games offered little of interest, with Spark FC and Preah Khan Reach victorious

Photo by: NICK SELLS nicksellsphotography.com

Preak Khan Reach’s Sok Rithy (right) attempts to control the ball under close attention from Build Bright United’s Ek Vannak Sunday.

SPARK FC eased their way to a relatively comfortable victory over Post Tel Club in Sunday's first match. An uneventful first half was momentarily jolted into life in the 23rd minute when Peter Olatide volleyed his side into the lead. With Post Tel's defence failing to clear their lines from a corner, the ball fell kindly for Olatide, and the Nigerian centre-half made no mistake from 12 yards out.

That was as good as it got in the opening period, although Post Tel twice went close to leveling. Kuoch Sokheng jinked inside two defenders but sent his shot wide, and then Phany Chamroeun saw his header well-saved by Pouv Raksa.

If the first half was uneventful, the second bordered on nonevent. Literally the only incident of note came with just five minutes of play remaining, when Spark's Justine Prince burst into the box and was felled by Soth Sotheary. The club's top scorer dusted himself off and sent the keeper the wrong way from the penalty to seal victory.

BBU 0  Preah Khan Reach 1

It was more a case of Preah Can't in Sunday's second CPL game, as the league leaders stumbled to victory over Build Bright United (BBU) in an uninspiring game.

The first half failed to live up to expectations, although BBU's Adeseye Ogunsano went close after just three minutes with a rising drive that only just cleared the crossbar. Chhun Sothearoth also had a decent effort for BBU, with a diving header that was goalbound only to be deflected wide for a corner.

At the other end, it took Preah Khan Reach (PKR) until injury time in the first half to register a decent effort. Prak Monyoudom struck a decent free-kick from out wide that BBU Keeper Chea Zena did well to turn over the bar.

Defences were also on top in the second half, particularly BBU's In Virak, who put in a great block when PKR's Kok Sinuon looked certain to score. The chances were not exactly flowing, and a great opportunity in the 72nd minute was blown by PKR when Khuonla Boravy's poor penalty was turned away by Chea Zena.

However, with just a minute left in the game, Khuonla Boravy made amends by winning his side another penalty, and this time national team star Samel Nasa made no mistake from the spot.

MOST VIEWED

  • Rainsy will return at ‘favourable time’

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Charles de Gaulle, he would only do so at a “favourable time”. “I will go back to Cambodia

  • Temi tourism project approved by the CDC

    The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday. The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (

  • US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s

  • NagaWorld casino sees net profit of more than $390M last year

    Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a 53 per cent net profit increase last year at $390.6 million, a sum which is almost equal to the combined net profit of all Cambodian commercial banks in 2017. NagaWorld’s parent company, NagaCorp Ltd, is listed on the Hong Kong