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Tigers tame Svay Rieng at home in Metfone C-League shock

Western Phnom Penh defend a Ministry of National of Defense free-kick at Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Western Phnom Penh defend a Ministry of National of Defense free-kick at Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

Tigers tame Svay Rieng at home in Metfone C-League shock

Siem Reap-based Angkor Tigers roared to a 3-1 win over Hun Sen Cup holders Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng at the Svay Rieng Stadium on Sunday evening.

The result was the biggest upset in the fourth week of a Metfone C-League season that takes another break for the ensuing Khmer New Year and Cambodia’s U21s taking a shot at the 6th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in Brunei later this month.

The Tigers’ road trip turned out to be one to remember for the season as Svay Rieng not only look stronger on paper but were also enjoying home advantage.

But what counted was the Tigers typically aggressive approach, and midfielder Taing Sopheak gave the side a 38th-minute lead.

Though Svay Rieng managed to level just before the break through Nub Tola, when the game resumed Japanese import Kazuteru Oakamoto wrested the initiative back for the Tigers before Cameroonian Baldwin Ngwa put the game beyond doubt in injury time.

Army destroy Western

The first loss for Svay Rieng comes on the top of two draws and one win at the start of a season they began in the hope of erasing the bitter memories of a 2017 campaign in which they led most of the way until being knocked out in the semi-final of the playoffs.

Commissary of National Police inflicted a 4-1 rout on Electricite du Cambodge, with goals from South Korean Noh Sang-min, Japanese Yuta Suzuki and a brace from South Korean No Dae-ho.

Choun Chum pulled one back for EdC in the 69th minute long after Police had ended the match as a spectacle.

But the biggest win of the season so far was recorded by the Ministry of National Defense, who swamped Western Phnom Penh 8-0 around a hat-trick from Roeung Bun Heang.

Japanese Yudai Ogawa scored a brace, while compatriot Daiki Matsumoto and Cambodians Narong Kakada and Kan Pisal contributed a goal each.

At the end of the fourth gameweek, NagaWorld and Boeung Ket jointly head the table with 10 points each.

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