The game threatened to boil over on several occasions, but the referee did 'just about' enough to keep tempers simmering below the breaking point.
In the first half, Army United held slightly more of the possession and territory, and were unlucky not to take the lead midway through the first half. Siwamet's header cannoned off the bar from a corner and then Leandro's shot on the swivel, hit the post. That double combination of the ball hitting the woodwork was the closest the deadlock came to be broken in the first 45 minutes.
Surprisingly, or unsurprising if you are familiar with Thai politics, there was no sign of Sriracha's new loanee from Buriram PEA, Dudu. Fortunately, his absence wasn't costly for the Blue Marlins as their other summer acquisition, Christiano Lopes stole the headlines.
|Sriracha players celebrate their goal|
|"Fancy a pint afterwards, mate?"|