As I was heading towards the stadium, it was unusually dark in the eastern Bangkok skyline. My thoughts were, "It's January, surely it won't rain" - how wrong was I as it started pissing down at about 6.30pm!!
The pitch at the Army Stadium usually holds up well in the rain, but tonight it didn't.
The game started yet within a couple of minutes, it was blatantly obvious that the pitch was unplayable. The referee called a halt to the match after 5 minutes as the ball was being sucked up by the puddles on the pitch.
An announcement was made that the play would resume in 45 minutes, but it never did as the rain continued.
The result was that the game was abandoned and will be replayed tomorrow evening.
Other FA Cup results:
Loei City 0-4 Songkla
Buriram PEA 2-0 BEC Tero
Muangthong 4-0 Sriracha
|Ref calls a halt to play|
|Officials test pitch - no joy :(|