Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BBCU 0-1 Chainat

In the battle of the pinks, they away team wearing white took the honours courtesy of a goal scored by a man wearing pink.

Having watched plenty of Thai Port games recently, I could tell from the offset that this was going to be a low scoring game.

The first real chance of the game came midway through the first half for Chainat. Ex-Muangthong Utd midfielder, Kabfah, chipped a ball over over the BBCU back 4 into the path of Phuwadol, but Chainat's leading goalscorer fluffed his shot wide.

Phuwadol was replaced 10 minutes later by Michael Byrne which suggests the marksman might have been carrying an injury.

A minute before the break, a cross from the left was turned into his own net by BBCU's Kobenan Lion to give the Pink Rangers a 1-0 half time lead.

In the second half the Pink Power huffed and puffed trying to pierce Chainat's rearguard. They came close just after the break when Julius squared to Uwanaka in the box, but the Nigerian shot wide.

After that, the nearest BBCU came to scoring was in the 5th minute of injury time. Unfortunately for the home team Justin Prince headed wide when he should have at least hit the target.

Since the resumption of the second leg of the season, BBCU have played 7, won 2, drawn 3 and lost 2. That is mid-table form and will they be able to secure a TPL spot for next season playing like this? They probably will just about make it, but if this form continues they can forget about being league champions. BBCU play Songkla on Saturday and a win in that should be enough to guarantee them at least a third placed finish. A loss though, could see a nervous final third of the season for the Pink Power fans who bang those pink inflatable things together.

Attendance: 1,115

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