Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bangkok United 1-1 BBCU

The spoils were shared in the Din Daeng derby as Bangkok United and BBCU fought out a 1-1 draw.

BBCU played an hour of the game with only 10 players after Issawa was sent off for receiving two yellow cards. Out of the two teams, the Pink Power will be happier with the point from this match.

The first half was a stop-start niggly affair. BBCU could have been reduced to 10 men on 20 minutes. BBCU's left back Adun didn't like a challenge made by Korean, Jang Gil Hyeok, and he reacted by swinging at him. The ref yellow carded both players although by the letter of the law, Adun should have gone for an early bath.

Issawa is encouraged to leave the field
Ten minutes later though, BBCU were reduced to 10 players. Issawa had picked up an earlier yellow card and a lunging tackle brought him a second caution. The former Thai internationalist didn't agree with the decision though. It took him a couple of minutes to leave the field as he wanted to vent his anger in the direction of the referee and the Bangkok Utd players. Considering he's played more than 20 games for the national team, he's reaction was rather petulant.

BBCU goal
Despite only having 10 men, BBCU took the lead as the half time interval approached. By this time, it was pissing down and that certainly played a factor in the opening goal. An in swinging free kick from the right slipped out of United's keeper's grasp, and the dropped ball was bundled into the net by Kobenan Lion.

The downpour continued during the break and by the time the second half resumed the pitch was soaking wet.

The rain eventually did subside and on the hour Bangkok United were level. A shot from 25 yards out by Romain Gasmi took a deflection and beat Jean Marc Beyeme in the BBCU goal.

A couple of minutes later, the influencial Frenchman tried a long range shot from just inside the BBCU half that went inches over the bar.
Zico getting soaked

Kiatisuk Senamuang, or Zico to you and me, had surprisingly left top goal scorers Chainarong and Justine Uche Prince on the bench.

Chainarong did eventually enter the play and within a couple of minutes of his introduction, he could have scored. He was inches away from tapping in a sweeping cross from the left.

Tomas Kozer thought he had scored the winner with 10 minutes to go, but the Slovenian failed to notice the offside flag that had been raised by the linesman.

The game finished 1-1 and it's now 22 games since Bangkok United won at the Thai Japanese Stadium. They had the better of the second half, but couldn't break down the away sides resilient defending. When will the curse of the Thai Yeepun Stadium end?


  1. Thanks for always getting your match reports up so quickly. I admire the way you go to a variety of matches throughout the leagues. Good stuff.

  2. Cheers, I do enjoy going to watch a variety of games. Although I'm not quite ready for women & youth football yet. Lol!!
    One thing I must say about BBCU is the way Zico conducts himself on the touchline. He's as cool as a cucumber. I never see him berating match officials or BBCU players. He'll encourage his own players and is respectful towards fans and officials.
    I'm not a big fan of BBCU, but I hope they are promoted just for Zico. A true legend!!