Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thai Port 0-0 Bangkok Glass

It finished all square at the PAT Stadium as Thai Port and Bangkok Glass drew 0-0.

The main talking point came in the dying minutes as the goal line technology debate reared it's ugly head yet again with Thai Port having what appeared a decent shout for a goal overruled.

Thai Port started off on the offensive with Kiatjaroen's long shot forcing Kritsana into an early save. The resultant corner was the first of many for the hosts which were poorly delivered throughout by the combination of Sivakorn and Kritsada.

BG's best chance of the game came on 25 minutes when Giorgi sprang the offside trap. With a clear angled run in on goal, the Georgian fluffed his chance as his weak shot was blocked by Wanlop's legs.

The second period was mainly dominated by Thai Port although Glass regularly threatened on the counter.

On 70 minutes the Watson and Anusak combination almost broke the deadlock twice within a minute. The first Anusak attempt was turned away by the BG keeper, and from the next play the Muangthong loanee almost nipped in at the near post to score.

As mentioned earlier the controversial moment happened with minutes left on the clock when a Pongpipat free kick from the right was flicked goal bound. Hiek cleared it off the line and whether or not it crossed the line is highly debatable.  Having watched it several times now on the replay, I still can't fathom if a goal should have been awarded. If the referee and linesman can't clearly see it, then they can't give it.

In injury time, Pongpipat hit a stinging drive that was well saved by Kritsana but it wasn't to be for the home side.

Overall Thai Port put in a reasonable performance against a Bangkok Glass side that must have had one eye on Tuesday's league cup tie with Chonburi.

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