PHNOM PENH (1 March 2011) – Naga Corp FC and National Defense Ministry FC have completed the line-up for the semi-finals of the 5th Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padey Techo Hun Sen Cup 2011 alongside Build Bright United and Preah Khan Reach.
Naga Corp FC beat National Police 3-2 while National Defense had little trouble against Kirivong Sok Sen Chey FC with an easy 4-1 victory to make the final four.
In front of a crowd of close to 4,000 at the National Olympic Stadium, Naga Corp took the lead in the 34th minute off Kob Sa for them to take just a 1-0 lead at the break.
But National Police fought back in the second half for Sok Phal Odam to equalise on 57 minute as both teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation.
In extra-time, Tiep Vathanak (92nd minute) and Chhm Sambo (118th minute) scored twice before National Police then salvaged a late goal through Ieng Tine (120th minute) for the final scoreline.
With the win, Naga Corp FC will face Preah Khan Reach in the first semi-finals on 5 March 2011.
In the meantime, National Defense Ministry need not go through all the drama as they made short work of Kirivong with a 4-1 win.
The score at the half was 1-1 with Keo Vanak scoring for National Defense in the 32nd minute which was cancelled out by Chhaing Sophal ten minutes later.
National Defense stepped up a gear after the break and Keo Vanak duly completed his brace with the second goal on 59th minute as Phlong Chanthou (61st minute) and Chhin Chhrouen (90th minute) then completed the goal haul.
In the semi-finals, National Defense will be up against Build Bright United on 6 March 2011.