August 03, 2014
Matchday 27 of Thai Premier League and we had an away game against Osotspa M-150 Saraburi FC, first team to defeat us this season. The result in the first leg was 1-2, this time we drew 1-1.
First chance of the match was for Genki, after a ball crossed from the left, but he shot into the goalkeeper’s hands from inside the small box. Next opportunity in the match was for Osotspa when a sided shot from the forward went to Ukrit’s hands. Heberty could open the score after receiving inside the area the deflection of a shot by Chutipon, but the shot went over the bar. Douglas also had a chance after a through pass from Heberty, but his shot, with not much angle, was saved by the rival goalkeeper. Before finishing the first half, in the 42nd minute, Sila received his second yellow card; we had in front of us a complicated second half with one player less.
Despite the setback from the first half, the first chances of second half were ours. Heberty could put us in advantage, but his shot went to the side of the net. The entrance of Quero was key, because after a great pass from him came the first goal of the match in the 68th minute; Heberty ended in a hand-to-hand with the goalkeeper and beat him under the legs, it was his 17th goal this season. Osotspa started pushing until they got the draw in the 80th minute, with a header after a free-kick executed from the left side. Theirs was the last goal opportunity of the match after a very low cross from the right side that the rival forward could not reach and went to Ukrit’s hands.
Henri was part of the best-11 of the day of Goal Thailand.
With this draw we descend one position, we are now 10th with 38 points, 18 points behind the leader, Buriram United, who beat Suphanburi FC by 4-0. Chonburi is now 2nd, 2 points from the first place after a victory also by 4-0 against Samut Songkram. Muang Thong is 3rd, with 53 points, and BEC Tero Sasana 4th with 51 points.