Cambodia Ease Past Brunei in AFF Qualifier
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Brunei Darussalam face an uphill task of reaching the
AFF Suzuki Cup main tournament after bowing to a 3-0
defeat at the hands of qualifiers-elect Cambodia at the
Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh last night.
the Angkor Warriors won it fairly comfortably in the
end, it was the Bruneians who created the first
opportunity of the game after Shahrazen Said stung
Cambodia's goalkeeper Urn Sereyroth with a fierce drive
from the edge of the box with only two minutes of the
Cambodia midfielder Prak Mony Udom
opened the scoring in the 6th minute straight from the
corner kick before Keo Sokpheng drilled home a Sok Sovan
cushioned header in a move initially manufactured by the
outstanding Chan Vathanaka two minutes later.
Brunei were unfortunate not to get back into the game
after Faiq Jefri Bolkiah had slipped through Adi Said
with the latter seeing his shot pushed into the post by
Udom, who is regarded as one of
Cambodia main men in a multitalented squad, made the
game safe after rounding Wardun and slotting into the
empty net with Vathanaka again the architect of a fine
move with a defence splitting pass.
looking to find a lifeline in the second half, Shahrazen
Said swung a lovely ball into the box which skidded off
the surface with Adi Said looking to get any contact.
Cambodia's star Chan Vathanaka was replaced with
Khoun Laboravy after a notable clash with Rosmin Kamis
while Nur Ikhmal Damit made way for Abdul Khair Basri
after limping off the field.
Adi Said, the
goal-scorer against Timor Leste in the first game, was
taken off for fresh legs in the shape of MS ABDB man
Azizi Ali Rahman.
to escape a heavy punishment after a rash challenge on
Sovan as free-kick taker Udom searched for his hat-trick
whose attempt crashed against the wall.
FC full back received a little bit of luck after the
ball bobbled off a Cambodia defender but his effort just
sailed wide though the goalkeeper may have got things
The referee brandished a yellow card. - to Cambodia's
substitute Laboravy for kicking the ball after the
whistle had been gone despite pleading his innocence
that he did not hear the whistle.
The Wasps were
reduced to 10 men after Yura Indera Putera was sent off
for appearing to have manhandled Tith Dina just outside
Samoeun Pidor hit the side-netting
before the Cambodia attacker collected a good ball from
the wings and fired a powerful shot which was
magnificently saved by Wardun Yussof.
brilliantly skipped past his marker but took an
additional touch when he was poised to test Wardun
closed the angle and could only manage the side-netting.
Meanwhile, the early kick-off saw Laos gained
renewed hope from qualifying to the tournament proper
after edging Timor Leste 2-1 in a dramatic tie.
Laos took the lead from the penalty spot courtesy of
Phattana Syvilay before Timor Leste pegged back through
Ricardo Maia despite the efforts of the Laotian defence
to steer the ball away from goal.