PHNOM PENH (13 March 2012) – Former champions Naga Corp FC had a bad start to their campaign in the new Metfone Cambodia League 2012 when they fell to a 4-2 loss to National Police as newcomer Boueng Ket Rubber Field dumped Kirivong Sok Sen Chey FC 3-1.
Naga, the league champions in 2007 and also 2009, went in front in the 14th minute off Kop Sa as Natoinal Police struck back with three goals off Tit Dina (16th and 22nd minute) and Sum Vutha in the 18th minute. The score at the end of the first half was 4-1 to the advantage of National Police when Choun Chum slotted home the penalty in the 42nd minute.
With three goals in front, National Police took a step back after the break to allow Naga to score just one goal in the second half through Noun Borey in the 62nd minute.
In the meantime, Cambodian league regular Kirivong Sok Sen Chey FC fared no better when they fell to a 3-1 loss to Boueng Ket.
The score at the half was 2-0 for Boueng Ket with Momoh Degule Sumaila scoring the early lead in the fifth minute before Cambodian international Keo Sokngon added the second goal on 44th minute.
Kirivong pulled a goal back through Pich Seyha in the 68th minute but it was to no avail when Nwakuna Friday scored the third goal for Boueng Ket in the 74th for the final scoreline.
Elsewhere, Build Bright United beat Chhlam Samut 2-0 while National Defense Ministry FC battled to a scoreless draw against Western University.
CURRENT METFONE CAMBODIA LEAGUE 2012 STANDINGS
|2||Boeung Ket Rubber Field||1||1||0||0||3||1||+2||3|
|3||Build Bright United||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||3|
|4||National Defense Ministry||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1|
|6||Preah Khan Reach||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|7||Phnom Penh Crown||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|9||Kirivong Sok Sen Chey||1||0||0||1||1||3||−2||0|