Hong Kong trump Cambodia in thriller

Hong Kong beat Cambodia 4-2 in an international friendly at the Mong Kok Stadium in Kowloon on Thursday.

Despite nothing being at stake for either side, both sets of players threw everything they had into the encounter and the result was a hugely entertaining game of football.

Jaimes McKee got the home side off to the perfect start as he found the back of the net in the 11th minute with a tidy finish.

Chrerng Polroth got Cambodia back on level terms with a nicely worked goal after 20 minutes.

Minutes after the half-hour mark, Itaparica restored Hong Kong’s advantage and then Sandro double it with a wonderful strike.

At the break Hong Kong led 3-1. Cambodia refused to give up though and showed great courage in the second half. They were rewarded for their efforts with a goal from 22-year-old Chan Vathanaka after 61 minutes.

Despite some impressive periods of play from Cambodia in the second half, Hong Kong sealed the result as Kwan-Yee Lo forced the net to bulge four minutes from time.

The 4-2 result ends a four-game winless streak for Hong Kong. For Cambodia, it signals the end of a four-game unbeaten stretch.

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