Visakha thrashed G.C National Police 4-1 at the Army Stadium last weekend, but Coach Hok Sochivorn said that it was a very tough match for his side despite putting four goals past the opponents.
Keo Sokpheng opened the scoring to put Visakha in front in the sixty-seventh minute of the play before Nuon Borey drew G.C National Police level just eight minutes after the Cambodia international attacking midfielder’s opener.
Visakha bagged dramatic three late goals within eight minutes through three different players thanks to Ngoy Srin and North Korean duo Cheo Myong Ho and Pak Song Chol, who scored Visakha’s fourth goal in the stoppage time.
Coach Hok Sochivorn is pleased with his team performance as his players could apply his match plan and create several chances in a hard clash with G.C National Police, who defeated them 3-1 in the first round of the season.
With two matches to go, Visakha sit in the third place in the league table with five points behind league leaders Nagaworld and three points away from second-placed Boeung Ket, meaning that their title race is likely over.
However, Coach Hok Sochivorn has urged his side to do their best in their final two league matches to help Visakha finish their debut season in Cambodia’s top flight on top.
Coach Hok Sochivorn said: “It’s a very tough game as both sides had a strong commitment to win, so our players needed to give out 100%. I want to see the team play like this in the next games.
“I really want to see the quality of our Cambodia’s local players, so hopefully they will receive the national team call-up for the international friendly matches and AFF Suzuki Cup.
“We have applied our game plan well and created many chances, but we were not lucky enough. We sometimes lost the ball, so they could create their chances. However, they couldn’t score.
“In the second half, we performed well and scored goals. Our second and third goals were great, and I think we should have scored those goals in the first half. That’s OK to score in the second half, anyway.
“We also did well in the first round, but we didn’t create enough chances. It’s normal that sometimes you couldn’t grab your chances, and then you concede goals. We will work hard in our final two matches.”
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