Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Parmpak's the man

Thailand are looking a good bet for the BIDC Cup
The fancied team in the MRYUIFTBIDC Cup (aka BIDC Cup) is definitely Thailand. They have a swagger about them and in Pakorn Parmpak, they have the makings of a top striker, with two goals in each of the two matches he's played in the competition. The Thai team are fresh from capturing the AFF U-19 championship, played in Myanmar, and inflicted another defeat on Vietnam earlier today, just a couple of weeks after beating them in that AFF U-19 Final. Vietnam must be sick of the sight of them. The 3-0 success that Thailand pulled off this afternoon was pretty straightforward, they passed the ball better despite the crappy playing surface, made boggy by the heavy downpour just fifteen minutes into the match. They were quicker to the ball and once the initial cagey thirty minutes was up, there was only going to be one winner. Parmpak opened the scoring from the penalty spot with the last kick of the first-half. Narakorn Kana went down in stages and the Japanese referee pointed to the spot, to the horror of the Vietnamese defenders. It was a soft penalty award. Parmpak didn't care and sent the keeper the wrong way. With little in the way of goalmouth action, mainly due to the awful conditions, it was Parmpak who stepped up to ignite the game with a stunning individual goal eight minutes from time. Skating over the otherwise clammy surface, he slalomed around three defenders before planting his shot into the corner of the net, his talent oozing from every pore. Just to rub it in, in the 2nd minute of injury time the nippy Nitipong Selanon arrived at the far post in the nick of time to make it 3-0 and send Thailand through as group A winners. They now meet the 2nd placed team in group B, and that's Cambodia, at 3.30pm on Friday afternoon. Vietnam meanwhile, get to play Myanmar in the 5.30pm start the same afternoon.
The Thai starting line-up, fresh from their AFF U-19 success, win againVietnam were 2nd best to everything against Thailand

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