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Teams whittle down in Cup

Teams whittle down in Cup

Former Phnom Penh Crown forward Heng Sok Ly kept up his fine form in front of goal with a four-goal haul for new club Build Bright United as they rolled over Oddar Meanchey 6-0 in their 2011 Samdech Hun Sen Cup group match yesterday. With the defeat, the provincial side were condemned to elimination, while group B hosts Battambang grabbed the remaining qualification place via a 7-1 battering of winless Pailin 7-1.

Meanwhile, Kouch Sokumpheak scored twice to take his personal tally to eight as Phnom Penh Crown brusdhed aside Baksey Chamkrong from Siem Reap 5-0.

Neak Khiev capped off their notable debut in domestic competition by grabbing second place in group D behind Crown with a 7-1 spanking of host side Kampong Thom.

Defending champions National Defence secured first place in group F after beating fierce rivals National Police Commissary 3-1. However, both sides are set to feature in the knockout stage in Phnom Penh after Prey Veng drew 2-2 with Life University.

Kirivong Sok Sen Chey topped group H with their third win of the campaign, a 4-1 victory over Kampot. Koh Kong snatched the runners-up spot after overcoming Kampong Speu 4-0. For Kampong Speu, it was a tournament to forget, having scored just once but conceeding 34 in their three outings.

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