Sunday, July 15, 2012

Army United 1-0 Thai Port

Danny Invincible scored with a header 10 minutes from time as Army United ground out a 1-0 victory over relegation threatened Thai Port.

Bjorn Lindemann spurned a great chance for Army as he scooped over the bar from close in as the first half passed by in unspectacular fashion.

After the break, Army's most likely route to goal appeared to be from set pieces yet it was Kosin in the host's goal who had to make two blocks from Bawe and Thongchai as the game finally came to life in the last quarter.

Army, though, finally got the breakthrough when Tony Costa crossed from the left for Invincible to fire a header home.

The game turned ugly towards the end as a clash between Mario Silva and Danny Invincible produced a scuffle on the near touchline. There appeared to have been a couple of slaps thrown although the intervening match officials and coaching staff did just enough to stop a mass brawl erupting.

Defeat leaves Thai Port just two points above safety whilst Army, who remain unbeaten in seven league games, remain sixth but more notably move to within three points of second placed Buriram United.


  1. Very fair assessment of the game. Army just about deserved a win, but a draw for Thai Port would have been fair based on the initial 70 minutes of a poor match with very few chances.

    Was impressed by Blanco's dominance in the heart of the Army defence.

    1. It should be a fair assessment as I just copied what you said to me during the match as you were sat next to me :)

  2. It was such an exciting battle that I forgot I was in the presence of the local expat media :) I shall be more careful with my comments at future fixtures, just in case my thoughts are stolen for the purposes of public consumption. I see you didn't include any quotes from the surrounding hardcore fans.

    1. LOL, my blogger account might get suspended if I quote some of their more colorful language.