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CRC Penang stay champions
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CRC Penang stay champions
TOO STRONG:
Beat Timuran in Chinese FA Senior League final to retain Lee Ewe Boo Cup
K. KANDIAH
GEORGE TOWN
[email protected]
HINESE Recreation Club
(CRC) Penang retained their
state Chinese FA Senior
League title, defeating Timuran SC
3-1 at the State Stadium in Batu
Kawan recently.
The evergreen CRC veterans,
some of who are grandfathers, captured the Lee Ewe Boo Cup for the
.third consecutive time in the 'Battle of the Champions'.
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It was sweet revenge for the CRC
players as they avenged their defeat
by Timuran in the state Chinese
Super League final last month.
A brace by CRC defender Roy
Choong Hon Hui via freekicks, one in
each half, broke the hearts of the
Timuran supporters, and the third by
Chuah Di Ken was enough to put the
Cup beyond the reach of Timuran.
In the 11th minute, Choong's free
kick from 25 metres sailed into the
top end of the net.
In the second half, Timuran turned
aggressive and six minutes into the
restart, Koay Teik Seng connected a
left flank cross from Ooi Yong Sheng
to cancel the deficit.
In the 65th minute, Choong came
forward to take another freekick
from just outside the penalty box
and made no mistake in placing the
ball beyond the reach of Timuran
goalkeeper Chang Chow Seng to
regain the lead.
As the end approached, Chuah
completed a solo run to beat the
Timuran goalkeeper.
CRC's Roy Choong Hon Hui was
voted as the Man of the Match.
The Chinese Recreation Club's players and officials celebrating their victory in the Chinese FA League final
CRC team manager Foo Sin
Chong was proud of his evergreen
heroes for their hard work and
never-say-die attitude.
"I can proudly claim that my
players deserve the win.
"We walked the extra mile with a
vengeance to retain the title and also
to repay our club for their support,
particularly Laurence Loh and coach
Moey Yok Ham," said Foo.
Timuran coach Teoh Choon Kheng
conceded defeat, claiming the CRC
players were in their best form and
his players seemed lost at times.
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at the State Stadium in Batu Kawan recently.
Pic by K. Kan is

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