Eka did well to come back from a goal behind to take a well-deserved point in a lively game last Sunday.
As is so often the case, 'The Crows' were the better side yet fell behind to league leaders Ratchatewi after a lapse of concentration made an opening for a former Nonthaburi player (I forget his name) to snatch the chance and take the lead. Nonthaburi continued to press and were rewarded when Sorawut scored from a goal mouth scramble later in the half.
The home side remained stronger in the second half and things looked good after Rathatewi had a player sent off for a double yellow-card offence. The first for a foul, the second for smart-talking the ref after his booking. Much to the delight of the fans, he continued to protest his case before being told to leave the field.
Eka tried to make the most of the advantage but also looked tired. The final moments of excitement came in injury time when the highly talented Sathit cut a low cross to the far post that Sorawut somehow edged the wrong side of the woodwork, then the visitors created an opening and hit a thunderous shot that was stopped by the goalie with an excellent parry.
We may be disappointed not to win this game but it was an excellent and hard-worked team performance against (so far) the best team in the table. With more displays like this and just a little more finishing in front of goal, we can still make the play offs. Come on, Eka!
Eka featured some new faces and others look to have departed. Squad numbers have been shuffled so I can't give further details yet.
Photo credits: Getidea Ka