PHNOM PENH (21 June 2016) – A brace from newly-signed North Korean striker Ri Hyok-chol ensured National Defense Ministry FC they keep in touch with league leaders Boeung Ket Angkor as the former scratched a 2-0 victory over National Police.
With Boeung Ket rubbing Asia Europe University with a 5-0 thrashing, National Defense had little choice but to come up with the goods to keep the pace at the top of the Metfone C-League 2016.
And at the Old Stadium, the 31-year old Hyok-chol showed his quality with a double strike at the end of the first half for the well-deserved win.
The win saw National Defense picking up 27 points from ten matches played – the same as Boeung Ket although the latter is on top due to better goal difference.
METFONE CAMBODIA LEAGUE 2016 Current Standings
|1||Boeung Ket Angkor||10||9||0||1||37||8||+29||27|
|1||National Defense Ministry||10||9||0||1||27||8||+19||27|
|3||Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng||10||6||1||3||29||18||+11||19|
|5||Phnom Penh Crown||10||4||3||3||13||11||+2||15|
|8||Asia Euro United||10||1||2||7||10||26||−16||5|
|9||National Police Commissairy||10||0||5||5||9||22||−13||5|
|10||Western Phnom Penh||10||0||4||6||12||34||−22||4|