Brass Monkey through to League Cup semi-finals


Bangkok Casuals League division 2

Brass Monkey FC were on their travels again last weekend to play the United Nations in the quarter-finals of the Bangkok Casuals League Cup tournament.  Brass had beaten the United Nations 5-1 in their previous meeting, but they still needed to be on their toes and make sure there were no slip-ups.

Brass started the game strongly with the first chance falling to Matveev, who ran onto Tshuma’s through ball but the forward blasted the ball over the bar from a good position.  Dipita then went close as he saw his shot bounce off the top of the UN crossbar, and the same player was involved in the build-up to Brass’ opening goal as he connected with Jannson to provide a chance for Porokh, and the latter’s shot left the UN keeper helpless to make it 1-0.

Brass kept up the pressure on the UN defence and a one-two between Matveev and Porokh should have seen a better result, but the Brass forward put the ball wide.  Dipita soon made amends however as he blocked a clearance from the UN keeper and put the ball into the empty net to make it 2-0.  Soon after it was 3-0 as Porokh’s shot found the back of the net on the stroke of half-time.

After the interval Brass heaped more pressure on the over-worked United Nations defence, with Porokh hitting the post.  A good run by Dipita then released Porokh in space and the forward made no mistake this time to stretch the lead to 4-0.  Dipita turned provider again soon after as his through ball found Tshuma, who fired home Brass’ fifth goal of the afternoon.

The Pattaya team were really buzzing by this stage and it came as no surprise when they added a six and final goal before the end of the match, as Gregnon side-footed the ball home from close range to cap a fine overall team display.