Sunday, December 6, 2009

The good and the bad, and now the ugly

The Cambodian team line-up before tonight's win over Timor Leste. LtoR: [back] Tiny, Sokngorn, Rithy, Rady, Sokumpheak, Borey: [front] Narith, Sovannarith, Seiha, Sothearath, Chhaya.
The good news is that Cambodia swept aside Timor Leste/East Timor with a great deal of ease at the National Stadium tonight, winning 4-1 but in truth, the scoreline should've been considerably higher. We didn't take as many of our chances as Scott the coach would've liked, that's for sure. Two goals each for Keo Sokngorn and Kuoch Sokumpheak, but we also allowed Timor to score in the very last minute with their first serious shot on goal. That was a pain but the victory was the important result if we are to harbour any serious hopes of qualifying to the semi-finals. Much more detail to follow, but the not so good news is that as I made my way to the touchline from up in the stand at the end of the game, I came a cropper, banged my head on the pavement, cut my forehead just above my left eye and had to sit in the doctor's room for twenty minutes while he cleaned and then stitched the cut with three stitches - missing the end of match celebrations in the process. Goodness knows what it'll look like in the morning and once the stitches come out. I will have a scar to remind me of our 4-1 success over East Timor. I'd rather have just had the photos! You'll have to excuse me, I have a blinding headache.
I'm trying to put a brave face on it, but the throbbing in my head is painful
I spotted three Cambodian flags in the 300+ crowd-crowd. This one belonged to a Khmer family living in Vientiane.

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wish you get better soon,good luck to u,Sokmean

December 7, 2009 at 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This game is once again a proof that our team plays to the level of the opponent. I only get to watch the second half but there is no intensity at all. The midfielders were practically walking. It seems the only person who was working overtime is nov seila who was subbed in in the second half. While like everyone else just trolls around, he would run past his teammate who was in front of him to chase the ball and put pressure on the defense. Like you said, it's a win but very poor performance.

December 7, 2009 at 1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andy I wish you get better soon... I watched the match between Cam and Timor wich lived on VTV2 last night. I so proud with the performance of Sokumpheak and Sokgnorn but misserable with Borey. From Neang, Siem Reap, Cambodia

December 7, 2009 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger boran said...

oh so sorry about your accident... i wish you get better soon. thanks for the report :D

December 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great reports, and get better soon, andy.

all the best


December 7, 2009 at 11:59 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Newer›  ‹Older