Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday 23 February Review


Air Force 0-0 TOT
Army 2-1 Bangkok Utd
Samut Songkhram 0-0 BEC Tero
Singh Tarua 1-1 PTT Rayong
Siskaket 0-1 Osotspa Saraburi

It was a fairly quiet opening Sunday with only six goals scored in the five match-ups. The three promoted sides all took a point from their first encounters. Rufino Sanchez had already missed a sitter before he gave PTT a 69th minute lead at Singh Tarua. However, the lead only lasted six minutes. Leandro Luz curled home an effort from the corner flag to ensure each of the newbies earned their first point of the season.
Last year's Division one champions Air Force also got off the mark with a 0-0 draw against TOT. I'm sure they'll be slightly disappointed to have only collected a point from this fixture.
Sisaket were kind of making a return but it didn't go to plan as they lost 1-0 at home to Osotspa Saraburi. Jeferson's goal early in the second period proved to be the match winner.
The goal of the weekend came at Army Stadium via the left boot of Goran Jerkovic. His 24th minute angled drive gave Matt Elliott's side the lead before Mongkol's deflected shot doubled it six minutes from time. Sompong capitalized on some sloppy defending to grab a consolation in injury time.
It ended 0-0 between Samut Songkhram and BEC Tero. There was nothing from Tero's performance to suggest that they'll be in the running for the TPL crown come November.

Division 1

Nakhon Pathom Utd 2-0 Krabi
Nakhon Ratchasima 1-0 Bangkok FC
Phitsanulok 2-2 Khon Kaen 
Phuket 1-0 Pattaya
Roi Et Utd 1-2 TTM Customs
Saraburi 3-1 Sriracha

Shota Koide's second half goal was the difference as Nakhon Ratchasima beat Bangkok FC 1-0. It was also 1-0 in the battle of the tourist destinations as Phuket downed Pattaya. Veteran Ney Fabiano made up for a first half penalty miss when he bundled home a second half winner.
The newly rebranded Sriracha were given a tough introduction after they lost 3-1 at Saraburi. The youngsters conceded goals to Bernard Henry (2) and Valery before Boonkert netted a consolation.
It wasn't a particularly good day for the two promoted sides as neither could win their home fixtures. Phitsanulok were playing theirs in Phichit and they twice through away the lead in their 2-2 draw with Khon Kaen. The towering Matius Recio scored the all important equalizer for Khon Kaen. It looked like Roi Et were in for a comfortable afternoon when Prachaya gave the an early lead. It wasn't to be as TTM Customs fought back with two second half goals.
Woo Guen Jeong was Nakhon Pathom's hero of the day as his brace saw off Krabi.

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