Updated: Nov 29, 2022
6th November 2022 - 19:00pm Thailand / 12:00pm GMT - BPL Div 4
Futera United, a side formed less than a year ago, stormed to the Bangkok Premier League Division 4 title with a game to spare at a rocking Futera Dome. A resounding 0-10 victory over PVV FC ensured that this young club would receive silverware in their debut season.
Any fears of a Chang FA Cup hangover, after Futera’s midweek heroics, were quickly allayed as the table toppers flew out the blocks dominating possession and going close on numerous occasions in the first 10 minutes. Futera took a deserved lead in the 17th minute when Katang played in Gael and his blistering pace left the PVV defender in his wake before firing home an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. A delightful goal from Jew doubled the lead, when the skipper neatly controlled Katang’s cross before beating the PVV keeper with an exquisite chip to make the score 0-2. Futera were in total control and surged forward at will, Gael received a throw-in from the left flank before turning his marker and unleashing a fierce strike that flew into the net to make the score 0-3.
It was clear that PVV were not going to spoil the title celebrations and in the 34th minute Futera went further ahead with a beautifully created goal. Ice played the ball through to Jew, whose intelligent flick pierced the PVV defence allowing Mai to race through and fire home into the corner of the net for Futera’s fourth. With half time approaching Mai completed his brace when PVV failed to clear a cross and the talented young forward, who has excelled since returning from injury, pounced on the loose ball to make it 0-5 to Futera.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first as Futera knocked the ball about with confidence and purpose and the sixth goal duly arrived when the ball fell to Poom on the edge of the box and he curled a neat shot into the top corner. Futera’s hugely popular striker Diw, whose season had been plagued by injury, helped himself to a brace first firing home a half volley after PVV failed to clear a corner before a simple tap after fine work again from Katang.
In the 70th minute, Coach Breeze whose dedication and commitment to the club is unparalleled, entered the fray for an exciting 20 minute cameo showing what a good player he is. With both coaches, Breeze and Wut, controlling the midfield Futera went further ahead when new signing Noppo opened his account with a well taken finish. With Futera’s keeper Film now operating as a striker there was a real carnival atmosphere around the Dome as Futera’s raucous support were in full voice. The tenth goal arrived on the 87th minute when Nopp’s clever reverse ball allowed Film to cooly slide home into the bottom corner.
For Futera to win the title in their first season is an incredible achievement for a club that was a mere dream 12 months ago. Enormous credit must go to the players and coaches and Futera staff but also to the NFT holders, who voted on crucial decisions and time and time again made the right choices. This is an amazing club with the potential to go much higher as this incredible journey continues. We enjoyed sunday but we go again next week with a trip to Hua Samrong as we look to go undefeated all season.