Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FA Cup Last 8 Results

Bangkok FC 0-1 Bangkok Glass
Saruta's deflected drive in the 27th minute deservedly won the contest for the TPL side over their Division 1 opponents. Glass were the superior side throughout and should have won by a greater margin. In saying that, Bangkok FC came close to levelling in the second half as Lee Tuck and Samual Danquah had chances to level.

Buriram Utd 3-0 Singh Tarua
The cup holders strolled into the last 4 with a comfortable win over a second string Singh Tarua. Jirawat's 30 yard free kick opened the scoring in the 35th minute before Carmelo added a second before the break. It was game over once Jerry Amara got his second yellow card and Suchao completed the scoring with twelve minutes left.

Police Utd 0-0 Chiang Rai Utd (3-1 pens)
The sides couldn't be separated after 120 minutes so it went to penalties. Police United prevailed winning 3-1.

PTT Rayong 3-4 Muangthong Utd (AET)
Muangthong produced an amazing turnaround to win 4-3 at PTT Rayong. The Division 1 leaders stormed into a 3-0 half time lead as Muangthong's defence gave a performance more reminiscent of the 'Fox and Hound' pub rather than the TPL leaders. However, an own goal gave them hope in the 63rd minute and Edivaldo grabbed another four minutes later. PTT couldn't hold out as Teerasil equalized in the 85th minute. The match winning goal came in the 111th minute when Mongkol's stinging drive beat Pinto to win the match in extra time.


  1. Seeing that all 3 of the Top 4 League 1 teams getting knocked out in the quarter-finals is a reality check for the potential promotion sides on the difference in quality class between the two division.

    Semi-Final Draw would be interesting.
    Since the winner of this cup will make the Champions League.
    MuangThong need to make sure that they make the finals against Buriram to have the Champions League faith in their own hands.

  2. I agree. The three promoted sides would all need to improve their squads. It's difficult to find good Thai players as they all end up at the big clubs. Finding good foreign players will be the key to success.

    I think it's safe to predict that Muangthong and Buriram will avoid each other in the semi final. I suppose it's the final that most neutrals would prefer to watch. In saying that, I'd like to see Bangkok Glass in the final.