Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Academy net 8:

It was business as usual for the Academy today at RSN after their shock defeat last weekend in the new RSN Youth Cup. In their first game under Thai coach Somchart Yimsiri, the youngsters led 3-0 at the break with goals from Sem Phanny and two from Ros Darapich. Two goals each from Chon Chamroeun and Met Samel after the interval increased the lead with Pros Vutha's goal completing a dominant performance late on.

PPCFC Academy line-up, back row, LtoR: Laiheang, Chamroeun, Samel, Pisoth, Navin, Darapich. Front row: Vutha, Phanny, Sokly, Ladin, David.
Result: PPCFC Academy U-15 8 FFPCA 0
 (RSN Youth Cup Elite U-16).
Double figures for Crown:
Match Report: PPCFC 10 Football Future Pro 3 (Pre-Season Friendly).
In this afternoon's friendly at RSN Stadium, a Crown team made up of players who didn't play in last night's friendly with Western, put FFP to the sword after a sluggish start. The 2nd-half was brightened considerably by the first appearance of Shane Booysen since his ACL injury in February. FFP got the ball rolling with the first goal, through Privat on 10 minutes. Four minutes later Sin Kakada curled in the equaliser from a 20-yard free-kick. Within a minute FFP went further ahead and on 18 minutes Pov Ponvuthy made it 2-2, heading in Sraing Titchhy's cross. On 35 minutes, Thai striker Somkiat Kunmee netted his second goal in three minutes, with deadly accuracy, and Mat Sakrovy rifled in a far post volley from Yeu Muslim's cross, a minute before the break.

With the addition of Booysen at the interval, Crown continued to take the game to FFP and the South African signalled his return with a curling free-kick into the top corner from 18 yards, eight minutes into the half. A minute later he moved effortlessly onto Kakada's pass and sent a first-time chip over the stranded goalkeeper for his second. Next he turned provider with a perfect pass for Somkiat to run through and lob the keeper on 64 minutes, for his hat-trick goal. With 71 minutes on the clock, Somkiat turned neatly in the box and set up Kakada for his second goal and a minute later, Sakrovy's bye-line center was turned into his own goal by a defender for Crown's tenth. Baldwin scored a consolation for FFP but Crown failed to convert another half-dozen chances through Booysen and Somkiat before the final whistle.

No goals at Western:

Match Report: PPCFC 0 Western 0 (Pre-Season Friendly).
In tonight's friendly under floodlights at Western, it was Crown that started on the front foot when Mao Piseth robbed a defender but sent his flicked shot just wide of the upright. Pov Ponvuthy had a couple of chances that he could've done better with while the home team's Osa crashed a free-kick against the cross-bar and then rolled a shot against the foot of the post. Keo Soksela tipped a free-kick over the bar on the restart before Western's keeper made a double save from Seut Baraing's free-kick and Kok Boris' follow-up shot. Thi Va impressed in his first game but his shot was easily held. Kim Namgun's run to the bye-line gave Boris another chance but his shot was deflected wide, and then he headed over from another Baraing free-kick, as the game ended scoreless.

PPCFC welcomed a delegation from Roi Et United, a Thailand League Division 2 club to RSN Stadium this evening, including experienced coach Somchart Yimsiri, who will take charge of the Crown Academy, having previously been head coach at Sisaket and with the Thai U-17 team that were 1998 AFC U-17 Champions, before many years at Roi Et. Also joining Crown as a player and seeking to make an impression over the next few weeks is 18-year-old striker Somkiat Kunmee, who was an Academy player with Muangthong United, spent a year with Leicester City's Academy before joining Roi Et, and has appeared for the Thailand U-16 and U-19 national teams. They are pictured on either side of Crown president Rithy Samnang in the group picture.

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Academy net 8: It was business as usual for the Academy today at RSN after their shock defeat last weekend in the new RSN Youth Cup....