Sunday, April 21, 2013

Singh Tarua 2-1 Siam Navy

Singh Tarua got back to winning ways after they edged out Siam Navy 2-1.

It was the away side who started more brightly at the PAT Stadium despite Tarua having an early Christen goal ruled out for offside.

Chutsana opened the scoring in the 8th minute when he finished off from a tight angle while Tarua players were comically colliding with each other inside their penalty box.

The Sattahip side were passing the ball around neatly, but it was the hosts who struck the next goal. After a bout of head tennis in the middle of the park, Leandro turned and smashed a dipping thunderbolt into the top corner leaving Sitphong in the Navy goal standing motionless. Rather noticeably, the Brazilian then ran off and celebrated by himself while the rest off his team mates congratulated each other in the centre of the park.

Leandro almost gave the hosts the lead shortly afterwards when he curled a free kick from an acute angle off a combination of the bar and the post before it bounced out to safety.

After the break, the home side were in the ascendancy and it looked like the next goal would win the contest.

That all important winning goal came 20 minutes from time when a quality slide rule pass from Kiatjareon found Sarawut who then cut inside his opponent and drove home from inside of the box.

Tarua held out for the 2-1 win as the Navy salvage operation never materialized.

Singh Tarua sit top of the table with 15 points yet I think it's fair to say that many of the Khlong Toei Army are still undecided about their fate this season. The defence looks shaky at times and you just wonder where the goals will come from if Leandro's form dips.

Siam Navy certainly won't feature in the promotion race and a lower mid-table finish appears their destiny.

Man of the Match: Leandro Luz - The spectacular goal alone wins him my MOTM


  1. #ThePortReport4/21/13, 11:49 AM

    Fair point if Leandro isn't getting goals we might struggle. Matias is constantly offside and Ri has a good shot on him but all the other areas of his game are weak. There are no other genuine Thai strikers in the squad. Fingers crossed and hope for a new left back and a Thai striker to be bought in the break.

  2. I think the jury is still out on Matias, but unfortunately for Ri, he just isn't good enough in my opinion. I was watching his body language yesterday and it certainly wasn't positive. When Sarawut scored the second, he just stood motionless and then slowly trudged back to the centre spot. I also found it a bit strange that nobody celebrated with Leandro when he scored that belter. Not sure what that's all about.

  3. Alan Pardew4/21/13, 4:31 PM

    I am interested in signing Matias in the summer. I've had a fall out with our main striker Cisse, and if we could do a swap deal for Matias, I am confident we'll beat the Mackem scum next season.

  4. Matias isn't French so you can't have him.

  5. Alan Pardew4/22/13, 6:56 PM

    Are you arguing with me??? Listen pal, I've already been told to f**k off by Ellis Short at Sunderland, and taken a clip off that Di Canio bloke. Any more of your lip and I'll be sending in our anti-horse unit to sort you out.