Globlex FC are a football club based in the Thai capital of Bangkok, who were one of many clubs formed in 2011 to take up a place in the newly extended Regional League's.
Globlex originally took up residency at the Ram Khamhaeng University Stadium
in the shadows of Rajamangala Stadium, before moving to the old Police venue; Bunyajinda Stadium
Globlex will play in the Thai Regional League Division Two Central West Area for the 2014 season.
Globlex 0 Samut Sakon 0 (Sunday 7th April 2013) Thai Regional League Central West Region (att: approx 500)
After closely scrutinising the websites and Twitter for news of late changes to fixtures, as is not unusual in Thailand, I plumped for a double header on two new grounds not too far apart.
As ever in Bangkok a taxi was soon pulling in to transport me, and after a ride up the vibrant Rhampangpeng Road a short walk soon had me outside the stadiums railings where I stood to attention with everyone else inside and out of the arena as the Thai national anthem boomed out. Admission was 50 baht (around £1.15) and gained me access to an excellent raised cantilever stand, which was split between home and away fans.
I had seen Sakon the previous season at Thai Honda and once again their following in pink and sky blue was higher than the home support and was loud and colourful. Another raised seated stand was opposite, but not in use for the match; with the pitch surrounded by a running track as are the majority of stadiums in the lower divisions in Thailand.
The match itself was not fantastic, although the build-up play was not the worst. Unfortunately the finishing from both sides was wasteful in the extreme. This was emphasised when the visitors were awarded a debatable penalty on the stroke of half time that was blasted over the bar.
After spending fifteen minutes in the company of the friendly Sakon fans at the beginning of the second half, who tried to work out my Boro shirt, I headed for the exit as I had a gut feeling the second game would be pretty special at the PAT Stadium; the home of Singhturua FC.