Merciless Home United exact revenge on Boeung Ket

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

Home United exacted revenge on Boeung Ket on Wednesday evening as they claimed an emphatic 6-0 AFC Cup Group F win at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Having fallen to a shock 3-2 loss to the Cambodian outfit last week, Home entered the clash determined to make amends and broke the deadlock in the 37th minute; Shahril Ishak scoring with a deft header from a freekick swung in from the right by Izzdin Shafiq.

Shahril turned provider a minute before halftime when he found space down the right and played a clever ball to the near post, where Song Ui-young improvised well to guide a shot past Sou Yaty from an acute angle.

Home continued to control proceedings in the second half and Shahril weighed in with another assist ten minutes after the restart, getting in behind the opposition defence and cutting the ball back to leave Faritz Hameed with a simple tap-in.

M. Anumanthan was the next to get in on the act in the 72nd minute as he scored the hosts’ fourth of the evening, latching onto Sirina Camara’s low cross and holding off a challenge before rifling home from ten yards out.

Boeung Ket’s evening went from bad to worse nine minutes later as Samuel Ajayi was shown a straight red for dangerous play.

Yet, despite the result effectively over at this stage, Home refused to take their foot off the pedal with Anumanthan doubling his tally in the 83rd minute when he was picked out by Juma’at Jantan on the edge of the box and unleashed a powerful drive into the far corner.

And, with three minutes remaining, the rout was completed when Izzdin Shafiq bent a freekick in at the near post to keep Home firmly in the running to challenge Ceres-Negros for top spot in Group F.

HOME UNITED: Rudy Khairullah, Aqhari Abdullah (Fazli Ayob 75’), Abdil Qaiyyim (Sirina Camara 55’), Faizal Roslan, Juma’at Jantan, Faritz Hameed, Izzdin Shafiq, M. Anumanthan, Shakir Hamzah, Song Ui-young, Shahril Ishak (Amiruldin Asraf 69’).

BOEUNG KET: Sou Yaty, Sun Sovanrithy, Ly Vahed (Sleh Sen 78’), Hong Pheng, Sath Rosib (Touch Pancharong 80’), Hikaru Mizuno, Ly Mizan (Khoun Laboravy 78’), Math Yamoin, Maycon Calijuri, Samuel Ajayi, Julius Oiboh.