Cambodia battered a toothless Brunei 6-0 in the second match of the AFF U-23 Championship at the Morodok Techno National Stadium on Wednesday evening. Sieng Chanthea (18′) opened the scoring while Nhean Sosidan (20′), and Sa Ty (32′) added to the tally in the first half. They continued their prolific form in the second half as well and added another three more through Taing Bunchhay (72′) Sor Rotana (86′), and Narong Kakada (89′).
It was one-way traffic right from the beginning as Cambodia threw everything at Brunei in their effort to draw first blood. Although Brunei coach, Aminuddin Jumat, adopted a safety-first approach and instructed his team to sit deep and protect the goal their resistance fell flat after the first few minutes.
In the 10th minute, Sa Ty drilled in a low cross from the left wing for Chanthea but the striker blasted his effort over the crossbar much to the disappointment of the home crowd. But the 19-year-old made amends for his earlier mistake by finding the back of the net soon enough. It was a short corner played in towards Sosidan who thereafter lobbed the ball in the mix targeting Chanthea. The Boeung Ket forward, in spite of being marked by two defenders, jumped the highest and nodded the ball past keeper Abdul Mohammad to give his side the lead.