Monday, March 24, 2014
Bangkok United 2-2 Singh Tarua
The spoils were shared between Bangkok United and Singh Tarua. Both sides had a man sent off as the tie swung from end-to-end.
The home side almost took an early lead but the woodwork denied Kalifa Cisse's towering header.
After a shaky opening, Singh Tarua eased themselves into the game. The first goal of the evening came after a quarter of an hour when Leandro's looping free kick sailed over Pisan into the Bangkok United goal.
Tarua held their advantage until the stroke of half time. A handball from Watchara was penalised and Wichaya sent Chanin the wrong way to level.
Within four minutes of the restart, the Tarua keeper was picking the ball out of the back of his net again. Chanin fumbled a shot directly into the path of the prowling Paitoon and he gleefully tapped in the host's second.
Kroekrit hit the bar minutes later as Tarua pressed for a leveler. In the 57th minute, they were given a man advantage when Korawit received a second yellow card for an unnecessary rugby tackle.
In the 63rd minute, Singh Tarua were back on level terms when Leandro nodded in Lee Sang Ho's cross.
Tarua were looking the more likely to find a winner but that changed seven minutes from time when Warut was given a second yellow for pulling back an opponent.
Both sides seemed content to play out the remaining minutes for a point and on reflection it was a fair outcome. Leandro has scored all six of Singh Tarua's goals this season so there are no prizes for guessing who their key player is. Bangkok United's goal difference sees them just above the relegation zone. The have a strong squad and with the players they have available they should avoid relegation.