Saturday, October 22, 2011

RBAC 1-0 Songkla

A goalkeeping error by Songkla 12 minutes from time proved costly as RBAC snatched 3 vital points in their bid to avoid Division 2 football next season.

Songkla must have been on a high coming into this game after their 4-1 demolition of TPL side, TOT, in the FA Cup during the week.

Two for the price of one
Today's game was a scrappy affair and there were far too many free kicks and stoppages for injuries for the game to flow. It also doesn't help that the Rattana Bundit University pitch is possibly the tightest in the league.

RBAC's goalie, Nuttapon, was twice called into action late in the first half to produce saves to prevent Songkla taking the lead. The first was one for the cameras as he tipped a header from, Wittawat, over the bar, and the second was one he had to dive for to knock a shot around the post from Manop.

Songkla's best effort in the second period came in 72 minutes when a cross from the left was headed inches past the post by, Siroj, with the RBAC keeper rooted to the spot.

With 12 minutes left, the home side were awarded a free kick 25 yards out. The shot from the dead ball was scuffed by Eric Noah, but the bounce in front of Adirek in the Songkla goal confused him and the ball went through the unfortunate keeper into the net. The Cameroon defender celebrated with a combination of fortuity and delight. You had to feel for the keeper as his body language was disconsolate for the rest of the match. He knew his error had lost his side a possible 3 points.

RBAC are now 2 points from safety. They'll know they didn't play particularly well today, but it's games like these that they have to win if they wish to avoid the drop.

Songkla received another blow as BBCU beat Chiang Mai 1-0 today. They are now 14 points behind Zico's side although they do still have 3 games in hand.

Attendance: 460
Final Score

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