Timothy Okereke hits hat-trick as Phnom Penh Crown run riot against Bati Youth
February 23, 2020 - 8:59 PM | Article by Sophak
A sensational hat-trick from Timothy Okereke and further goals from Masaaki Ideguchi, Esoh Omogba, Andres Nieto, and Sath Rozak saw Phnom Penh Crown demolish Bati Youth 7-0 to top the Metfone Cambodian League table with six points from opening two matches.
The Red Singha completely controlled this afternoon’s match against Bati Youth in their first away encounter of the season, leading 3-0 at the half-time break before adding other four in the second period of the play.
It’s a great start to the match for Phnom Penh Crown as Timothy Okereke picked up a ball from Yue Safy’s header inside Bati Youth’s dangerous area and netted home a low effort to give Phnom Penh Crown an early lead.
After going one goal behind, Bati Youth tried to push hard, but the efforts from Ean Pisey and Kaosin couldn’t find the net.
With sixteen minutes on the clock, Timothy Okereke headed home his second goal of the match from Yue Muslim’s sublime cross to double Phnom Penh Crown advantage.
Referee Srey Sovanareth allowed a one-minute cooling break in the mid way of the first half due to hot weather.
Despite leading by two goals, Phnom Penh Crown never stopped pushing forward, but the efforts from Esoh Omogba, Timothy Okereke, and Brak Thiva couldn’t find the targets before Suet Baraing’s powerful strike was pulled away.
In the thirty-seventh minute of the play, Masaaki Ideguchi extended Phnom Penh Crown’s lead to 3-0 with a stunner into the top corner.
Phnom Penh Crown pressed hard early into the second half. Seut Baraing’s free-kick was pulled away by Touch Saron before Yeu Muslim saw his volley headed away.
Timothy Okereke missed a great chance to score a hat-trick as his effort went off target. Minutes later, Esoh Omogba made it 4-0 with a well-placed header from Yue Safy’s cross.
Andres Nieto scored his first Phnom Penh Crown goal, and second-half substitute Sath Rozak’s late goal saw Phnom Penh Crown take a comfortable 6-0 lead.
Timothy Okereke completed his first Phnom Penh Crown hat-trick in the stoppage time to seal a convincing 7-0 victory that sends them to top of the league table.