Thursday, August 30, 2012

FA Cup - Last 16 Round Up

Muangthong Utd 2-0 Korat
PTT Rayong 0-0 Army Utd (Army won 3-1 on pens)
Chiang Rai Utd 2-2 Police (CRU won 5-4 on pens)
Songkla 0-1 Suphanburi
Buriram Utd 7-1 Ratchaburi
BEC Tero 3-1 Samut Songkhram
Bangkok Glass 1-0 Chainat
Ayutthaya 2-1 Thai Port

Ayutthaya dumped TPL Thai Port out of the FA Cup as the regional league side marched through to the quarter finals. A brace midway through the second half by Nuttapat saw the Ancient Warriors come from behind to complete a miserable week for the Klong Toei side. The win for Ayutthaya sets up a quarter final tie with Bangkok Glass who beat Chainat 1-0 with a late goal from their Japanese hitman, Saruta.

Buriram and BEC Tero will clash in the last 8 for what seems like their umpteenth match up in the last couple of seasons. The Dragons of Ratchaburi were more like poodles as they meekly rolled over and let the Thunder Castle rub their bellies in the 7-1 victory for Buriram. Goals from the foreign contingent of Koomson, Cleiton Silva and Arzu helped BEC beat Samut Songkhram 3-1.

Summer recruits, Rangel and Hermoza, eased Muangthong into the last eight with two second half goals against a negatively set up Korat side. Many of the Swatcat faithful wouldn't have expected to beat Muangthong, but they would have at least expected to have had a go. MTU will travel to Army in the next round as the Gentlemen Ranger's beat a misfiring PTT Rayong on spot kicks after a goalless 120 minutes.

The final tie in the quarters has Chiang Rai Utd hosting Suphanburi. CRU, despite playing the latter part of the contest with 10 men, twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Police before eventually finishing the Cops off in the penalty shoot out. Suphanburi beat Songkla 1-0 for the second time within the space of a few days to be Division One's only representatives left in the competition.

Last 8 Draw - October 3rd
Army Utd v Muangthong Utd
Ayutthaya v Bangkok Glass
Buriram Utd v BEC Tero
Chiang Rai Utd v Suphanburi

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