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Updated: Mar 27, 2023

Sunday 26th April 2023 - BPL Div 2

Futera United showed again that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the Bangkok Premier League Division 2 with a comfortable win over Yingcharoen FC at a sultry Futera Dome. The newly promoted Futera put in another outstanding performance and totally outplayed Yinghcharoen who failed to muster a shot on goal in a one-sided game.

Futera were brimming with confidence after their opening-day victory the previous week and went ahead inside five minutes. A rather crude tackle on the flying Bank resulted in Futera being awarded a free-kick just outside the box on the right flank. The returning Phu stepped up and unleashed a stunning dipping, curling shot that flew beyond the Yingcharoen keeper into the top corner to give Futera the perfect start. Futera dominated and should have extended their lead further; Phu had a shot well saved, and Gael was put clean through by a delightful Jew through ball, only for his tame shot to be cleared off the line. The avalanche of goals expected after taking the lead so early failed to materialize, and the halftime whistle blew with Futera holding a slender 1-0 lead.

Yingcharoen kicked off the second half, and Futera quickly doubled their lead. In the 47th minute, Phu broke down the right flank, cut inside, and delivered a perfect cross that was met by skipper Jew, who rose above the Yingcharoen defense to head into the net, making the score 2-0. With the introduction of Bew and Pang, and Mark marshaling the defense, Futera were in total control and went further ahead in the 56th minute. Skipper Jew played a neat ball inside the full-back for Phu, and the Yingcharoen keeper somehow let the ball squirm underneath him, allowing the young midfielder to complete his brace. With Yingcharoen's heads down, Futera poured forward at will, and it was only a matter of time before they added to their tally. Mark at the back caused problems from a corner, and his neat flick was stabbed home by Babu for his first goal for Futera. Jew smashed a sensational shot that crashed off the underside of the bar and out to safety before Aek completed the scoring with the goal of the game. Picking the ball up midway in Yingcharoen's half, the young winger ghosted past two defenders before firing home an unstoppable right-foot strike from the edge of the box that flew into the top corner, before running away to celebrate with the raucous Futera fans. With Futera coasting at 5-0, Jew broke the Yingcharoen lines in stoppage time and unselfishly played in Phu, who was on a hat-trick, inexplicably fluffed the ball into the arms of the keeper with the open goal at his mercy. This proved to be the last kick of the game and the referee blew for full time with the final score an emphatic 5-0 victory for Futera.

Another outstanding performance from Futera, who have quickly adapted to the Bangkok Premier League 2. Skipper Jew, back to his best, put in a great display, as did Phu. Aek on the right wing looked like a real threat when he came on and capped off a fine performance with a goal of the season contender. Mark and Bew continue to impress, and these two victories have come without the services of Evor and Tomilinho. Arriving at the Dome early, I was able to watch PSW U16s and was very impressed with the quality of the team. Coach Breeze is nurturing some excellent talent there, and Futera's future looks very bright. A great night's work for everyone involved with Futera United, and I can't wait to go again next week.

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