Sunday, 23 May 2010

Muangthong 2 BEC Tero 0 - Report

Tero at home....a two-nil win....Teerasil scores first....

Not much to report in all honesty. Before the game, I continued my love affair with the MTU ticket office as I was passed around six different people in my quest to explain that I wanted a ticket for Chonburi at home, next Friday, North Stand. This beats my previous personal best of four (for a Bangkok Glass ticket)  and if they want to beat this one, they will actually need to recruit more staff.

The first half was a football equivalent of a black hole so let's fast forward to the second half. Kone played in the first half but bumped his head on the floodlights and was replaced with Christian. So it was:
Kawin (GK) Pakasit (RB) Piyachart (LB) Panupong (CB) Jetsada (CB, Captain) Sylla (DM) Datsakorn (MD) (Kaewprom (MD) Yaya (anywhere) Christian (FW) Teerasil (ST). Notice Kaewprom playing against his old club.

Teerasil scored from a goal mouth scramble after about eight minutes. It was at the other end but it looked like a left-footed finish from the tall striker. It was a tight lead in a tight game but we did our best to let Tero back in it. Our CB's both played well but for reasons I won't divulge - enemy intelligence may be watching! - we still gifted a bunch of one-on-one opportunities to Tero which were not taken due to a mixture of last ditch tackles, good positioning by Kawin and poor finishing.

As the sun went down and the humidity gave way to a light shower, both sides used the extra oxygen to redouble their efforts. The game became a more open battle with Leesaw (who replaced Yaya) breaking through twice but to no avail. Piyachart continued a running physical battle with the player he was marking and Christian showed a more direct side to his game.

In the dying moments, one MTU player was brought down in the box for a penalty. Christian stepped up and finished the job. 2 - 0 ,  game over.

I arrived home to find out that Chonburi had come back to defeat Bangkok Glass 2 - 1. Next Friday then, is the clash of the heavyweights. Take note, it seems the game will revert to a six o'clock kick off.  (Don't be surprised if that changes again though).
Check back in a day or two for a preview of the big game.

Man of the match:

Several steady but no outstanding performances today. I'll give this one to Kawin Thamsatchanan because despite not being tested in the first forty five, he kept focused and was rock solid when called upon, producing a fingertip save and several quick rushes to stop strikers breaking through.


  1. you give kawin the best note? i absolutely disagree. he made 7 or 8 goal-kicks in the 2nd half ALWAYS to the left side and every one of them was immediately kicked back by head from the bec-players and MTU lost control of the ball. i think in this situation he had to vary his goal-kicks. maybe that was the reason that MTU didn´t play a better 2nd half. For me the best man in an average team was teerasil although i must say, that he didn´t show his best because kone stood too many times in his way and took his position. so sometimes he didn´t know where to go. solid game again by nr. 15 moussa.

  2. Now, as I know, it would be 6:30 for the kick off on Friday!!!

    Yeah...they have changed it again and I'm not surprised 555+

  3. Thank you Wichada, it's always good to have a second opinion.
    Tony, thanks, I will mention it on my next blog.