| PHNOM PENH (Jan 1, 2008) – Cambodian football were given some friendly lessons from their Korean counterparts as the two countries treat the series of games this week as further effort to bridging relations.
First up was the Cambodian Veterans winning 3-0 against the veterans from Korean Eagle with goals from Phea Sophiaktra in the 49th minute and a double from Khen Sokhhom in the 62nd and 71st minute.
In the second match, Hallelujah FC from South Korea were able to score a close 2-1 win over Royal Sword FC when Lee Sung Kil nailed a double in the 32nd and 38th minute for the win.
Royal Sword FC scored their only goal of the match off Stanley four minutes to the end.
A day later, Hallelujah FC scored their second win when they beat Kirivong Sok Sen Shey FC 3-1.
In spite of being a goal down in the 55th minute off a strike from Lam Hay Dang, the South Korean side fought back with goals from Kim Sang Chung (60th minute), Hwang Seon Joo (71st minute) and Lee Chung Hee (74th minute).
In the final match of the series of friendlies, Korea’s Suwon City FC beat the Cambodian national team 3-2 in front of an almost sell-out crowd at the National Olympic Stadium.
Two goals within three minutes off Han Dong Hok (3rd minute) and Seo Kwan Su (6th minute) gave Suwon a 2-0 lead at the break before Nut Sinuon pulled a goal back in the 54th minute.
The visitors then replied in the 68th minute from Seo Kwan Su to restore their two-goal advantage before a late rally from Cambodia saw Hong Ratana nailing the last goal in the game five minutes to the end.
PIC: HALLELUJAH FC (in yellow) up against KIRIVONG SOK SEN CHEY FC (in green)