Brass Monkey stay on course for promotion


Bangkok Casuals Football League

Local Pattaya team Brass Monkey FC took big strides last week with two league wins in Division 2 to bolster their promotion chances.  Brass Monkey played FC Planet reserves first up and the young Planet side, who play good football, should have opened the scoring with two good chances being spurned early on.  Brass settled down and started to get on top, but at half time the score remained 0-0.

After the break both sides were looking for the opening goal and it was Brass who made the breakthrough when Tyralla’s thunderbolt free-kick gave the Planet keeper little chance to make it 1-0.  Brass then wasted a golden opportunity to double their advantage when they were awarded a penalty after their forward was brought down in the Planet box, but it was totally wasted as the resultant spot kick was blasted over the bar.

Planet’s keeper made a string of good saves to keep his team in the match and then Planet struck back with a rasping equalizer from just inside the box to make the score 1-1.

With time running out Brass gained a corner kick and a superb cross found the head of centre half Garry Bowden whose header slammed into the back of the net to give Brass a 2-1 lead that they kept until the final whistle.

Brass Monkey second match last week saw them entertain I-play who are lying near the bottom of the league.  Chances were few and far between in the first half with the best of these falling to Brass’ Dipita, but the match still remained goalless at the break.

After halftime Brass piled on the pressure and took the lead after a clever exchange of passes between Emanvac and Matveer saw the former break clear and score to make it 1-0 for the Brass.  I-play then caught the Brass defense too high up the pitch and broke away to equalize, but a great through ball from Alan Mulberry into the path of earnest Dipita saw the Brass forward restore the advantage and make the final score 2-1.