2019 SEA Games men’s football: Cambodia U22’s three points denied by Dennis Chung’s stoppage time strike
មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង November 25, 2019
Cambodia U22 began their 2019 SEA Games men’s football campaign with a 1-1 draw against host Philippines U22 in their Group A opener.
Cambodia brought a deserved 1-0 lead into the break thanks to Keo Sokpheng’s late goal in the first period of the match after Reung Bunhieng’s low effort hit the post.
With a quarter on the clock, Reung Bunhieng had a shot wide after he received a brilliant long ball from Kan Pisal.
Philippines U22 missed two big, late chances. Dylan Bruycker missed a clear chance to break the deadlock after he failed to tap the ball from a low cross.
Four minutes later, Chima Uzoka headed wide from a lovely cross by Philippines U22 captain Stephan Schrock.
With five minutes remaining, Reung Bunhieng’s brilliant low effort was denied by the post before Keo Sokpheng opened the scoring to give Cambodia U22 the lead.
Keo Sokpheng produced a fabulous one-two display with full-back Chheng Meng, handing the Visakha attacking midfielder space before his low effort deflected by Amani Aguinaldo went in.
Jerome Marzan tried a powerful long range strike in the injury time of the first half, but it was pulled away by Keo Soksela.
Philippines U22 tried to push hard in the second half to find an early equalizer, but the efforts from Stephan Schrock and Chima Uzoka couldn’t find the target.
Sieng Chanthea used his pace to edge past Philippines U22 defender before making a pass to Yeu Muslim, who unleashed a shot blocked.
Philippines U22 tried to throw everything at Cambodia U22 in an attempt to find an equalizer, and their hard work paid off as Dennis Chung equalized for them with a low effort in the stoppage time to deny Cambodia U22’s three points in a thrilling 1-1 draw.
By: Sophak Huy