Jumpers for Goalposts: Port Travel to Thamuang in FA Cup


The draw for the first round of the Chang FA Cup was made last week, but we held off writing about it because we didn’t know where the game would be played. Anyway, Port have been drawn away at T5 (Central West) amateurs Thamuang FC, who play in Kanchanaburi Province. And that is pretty much all we have been able to find out about the club, other than that they play in a rather swanky purple & gold kit, and have an elephant on their badge. We really hope their nickname is the Purple Elephants, as we often see those after several pre-match Leos. They have no website, but they do have a Facebook page, whence we nicked the image for this article.

Being a T5 club, facilities at Thamuang are pretty basic and their budget does not run to the provision of floodlights, so the game will be kicking off at 16:00. This is about as grassroots as it gets and should be a fun day out for the more intrepid fans amongst us.

Here’s the rest of the R1 draw:

27 June 2018 Samut Prakan (T4) v Ubon UMT United (T1) Samut Prakan
27 June 2018 Sing Ubon (T5) v BGC (T4) Bangkok
27 June 2018 Bankhai United (T4) v Muangkrung (T5) Rayong
27 June 2018 Naresuan (T5) v Bangkok Glass (T1) Phitsanulok
27 June 2018 Samutsongkhram (T4) v Army United (T2) Samut Songkhram
27 June 2018 Royal Thai Fleet (T4) v Sakaeo (T3) Chonburi
27 June 2018 Petpittayakom Alumni (T5) v Pattaya United (T1) Phetchabun
27 June 2018 Royal Thai Army (T3) v Udon Thani (T2) Bangkok
27 June 2018 Chainat United (T4) v Thai Honda (T2) Chainat
27 June 2018 Rajamangala University Of Technology Rattanakosin (T5) v Vongchavalitkul University (T5) Bangkok
27 June 2018 Ubon Kids City (T5) v PTT Rayong (T2) Ubon Ratchathani
27 June 2018 Nara United (T3) v Rayong (T2) Narathiwat
27 June 2018 NBN Kanthararom United (T5) v JL Chiangmai United (T3) Sisaket
27 June 2018 PT Prachuap (T1) v Sukhothai (T1) Prachuap Khiri Khan
27 June 2018 Uttaradit (T4) v Pualand (T5) Uttaradit
27 June 2018 Buriram United (T1) v Bangkok United (T1) Buriram
27 June 2018 Chonburi (T1) v Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University (T5) Chonburi
27 June 2018 Chiangmai (T2) v Air Force Central (T1) Chiang Mai
27 June 2018 Khonkaen (T2) v Bangkok (T3) Khon Kaen
27 June 2018 Nakhon Ratchasima (T1) v Chiangrai United (T1) Nakhon Ratchasima
27 June 2018 Suphanburi (T1) v Ratchaburi Mitr Phol (T1) Suphanburi
27 June 2018 Nonthaburi (T4) v Kasetsart (T2) Nonthaburi
27 June 2018 Trat (T2) v Phitsanulok (T4) Trat
27 June 2018 Phrae United (T3) v Kohkwang Subdistrict Municipality (T5) Phrae
27 June 2018 Nakhon Mae Sot United (T4) v Krabi (T2) Tak
27 June 2018 SCG Muangthong United (T1) v Nongbua Pitchaya (T2) Nonthaburi
27 June 2018 Navy (T1) v Muang Loei United (T4) Chonburi
27 June 2018 Lampang (T2) v Salaeng Subdistrict Municipality (T5) Lampang
27 June 2018 Army Welfare Department (T5) v Sisaket (T2) TBD
27 June 2018 Tamuang (T5) v Port (T1) TBD
27 June 2018 Kranuan (T5) v Nakhon Pathom United (T4) TBD


Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365, ITV.com, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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