Sunday, August 21, 2011

Army United 0-1 Thai Port

Thai Port earned their first TPL win under new coach, Thongchai Sukkokee, as a long range free-kick from Mongkol punished a disappointing Army United.

The visitors led on 20 minutes when Mongkol flighted a 25 yard free kick past Naratip in the Army goal.

With about 10 minutes left in the half, the home side were gifted the opportunity of a spot kick when the TP goalie, Wanlop, flattened Leandro as he was rounding him in the box.

The Brazilian got up rather gingerly, and dusted himself down to take the kick, but Wanlop made amends for his clumsiness as he guessed the right way to save the penalty. 

Tha Reua made it into the break with a 1-0 lead and it was pretty evident that the plan in the second half was to hold on to what they had.

The boys in green were restricted to long shots which were pretty woeful, and any crosses into the box were competently dealt with by Wanlop.

I don't recall any real action in the second half as Thai Port held out for a very welcome 3 points.

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