Saturday, June 4, 2011

Police United 0-1 Thai Port

For the second consecutive year, Police Utd lost at home to Thai Port 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored around the half-hour mark by Ekkachai Sumrei.

The first half was pretty void of any action. Police looked to be slightly better but it was Thai Port that broke the deadlock. Jacob Aikhionbare was the architect of the first goal. His teasing low cross after a good run was knocked into a empty net by Ekkachai who had duly lost his marker.
Jacob Aikhionbare (www.thaipremierleague)

The second 45 was better as Police United had to come out and attack. They had some good chances but found the Ulrich Munze was in good form and he pulled off a couple of excellent saves.

Thai Port were restricted to counter attacks with Jacob in particular looking lively. His best effort was tipped onto the bar by ex Thai Port stopper Pattarakorn.

In the dying stages, the game fizzled out with petty confrontations amongst players developing around the pitch. It didn't effect the outcome as Thai Port survived the additional 6 minutes of injury time and now move up to 7th in the league.

Police Utd have had a good season so far but on today's evidence, they may need to strengthen when the transfer window re-opens if they want to finish in the top 5.

Apart from the action on the pitch, it has to be said that the Thammasart Stadium is one of the best stadiums in Thailand. Nonetheless it must be pointed out that the seats in the stadium are filthy. I must have about 5 years worth of dust on me after leaving there today.

Also for some reason today, they wouldn't sell beer outside the home end but it was readily available at the away end. I'm not sure what that's all about.

Attendace: 3,856

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