You Sunk My Battleship! Port to Face Royal Thai Fleet in FA Cup


The draw for the 1st round of the 2017 Thai FA Cup has just been made, and Port have been drawn at home against nautical T4 East coves Royal Thai Fleet FC, aka The Battleships. What with games against Navy, Pattaya and Chonburi this season, and this week’s friendly against Samut Sakhon (The Proud Junk Ship), we’re rapidly running out of seafaring puns.

Due to Fleet’s lowly status there is little to be gleaned about them on t’internet, other than the fact that they play in T4 east, wear red & white stripes and black shorts a la Sheffield Utd, and groundshare at Sattahip with Navy FC. Even with Port’s inability to deal with inferior teams, this one should be a home banker.

The game will take place on 21 June – watch this space for the time. And you can see the rest of the 1st round fixtures here.


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,, 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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