Sunday, March 3, 2013

Songkhla United 1-0 Bangkok Glass

Manop Sornkaew scored the only goal of the game as Songkhla United beat Bangkok Glass 1-0.

The first quarter of an hour was rather tentative until Kone Seydou had the ball in the back of the net. The goal was correctly disallowed as the defender had strayed offside following a flick on from a free kick.

The home side began to take control with Jules Baga forcing the bulky Narit to sprawl across the goal to block his header.

In the 22nd minute, the BG back 4 were caught napping as Wanit was allowed to run into acres of space down the left flank, but his left footed shot flew over the bar.

The home side were on top and Manop couldn't keep his lob from 25 yards on target after Narit had rushed out of his box miscuing his clearance straight to the Songkhla number 21.

As the interval approached. the game lost it's momentum with several ugly fouls disrupting the play.

Songkhla took the lead on 54 minutes when Manop held his composure to knock home after the ball had rebounded off the bar to him. It was tough on Narit who'd initially made a great save tipping the ball onto the crossbar.

Bangkok Glass had been toothless for the majority of the game and they freshened things up on 66 minutes bringing on Leandro dos Santos and Saruta for Ekkaphan and Honda.

With 5 minutes left, Glass had their best chance of the game when Saruta found space between two defenders, but he headed wide from six yards out.

There was to be no further scoring as Songkhla held out for a deserved 1-0 victory. The home side can be happy with their first outing and if they play like this every week then they should finish in mid-table.

Bangkok Glass on the other hand were a big disappointment. Their physical approach to bully Songkhla meant they conceded too many free kicks and their attacking threat in the final third lacked imagination. They do however, have Goran Jerkovic to enter the frame eventually. He won't be able to play next week as BG face his parent club Buriram United.

Man of the Match: Kone Seydou - The rock of Songkhla's back 4

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