Monday, April 8, 2013

Singh Tarua 1-2 BBCU

BBCU ended Singh Tarua's perfect start to the season winning 2-1 at the PAT Stadium.

The bumper Sunday evening crowd was full of expectation as they entered the PAT Stadium for the 6pm start under the recently upgraded floodlights.

The anticipated home win appeared to be on cards in the 10th minute when Leandro Luz converted a penalty after Moussa Sylla was penalised for a handball.

However, four minutes later, Bouba Abbo produced a sublime piece of skill to level for BBCU. The former Buriram man elegantly controlled a long free kick with his chest before his shot on the turn rifled into the top of the net.

For the rest of the half, it was the away side who looked more likely to add the next goal, but the sides went into the interval tied at 1-1.

Abbo had been a constant threat and he gave Tarua a reminder of his danger shortly after the interval when his shot from the edge of the box skimmed the top of the bar.

In the 56th minute a BBCU counter attack provided Abbo with his second goal. Pichet's through ball caught the Tarua defence off guard allowing Bouba Abbo to fire home under Wachara's body.

Pichit should really have wrapped the game up, but he somehow managed to balloon his shot over the bar from meters out.

Tarua seemed to run out of ideas and the closest they came to levelling was three minutes from time when Kittipong unconvincingly shot straight at the BBCU keeper.

It finished 2-1 with the Pink Panthers deservedly running out winners. Both sides should be in the promotion shake up come November, yet based on this 90 minutes, I'd say BBCU are the better bet for instantly returning to the TPL.

The official attendance was 2,609 but in reality it was probably double that. It's great to see the PAT buzzing again, yet at the same time it also attracts 'halfwits' to the stadium. Some moron threw a shoe at BBCU players as they protested the penalty decision, and there is footage of a so called Singh Tarua fan spitting at the BBCU physio. The perpetrator can be clearly pinpointed on the video clip and let's hope this unsavory character is punished appropriately.

Man of the Match: Bouba Abbo - Too good for this level

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