Division 2 Champions League
Kasetsart 1-1 Ratchaburi
Pattalung 3-1 Loei City
Phichit 2-1 Phitsanoluk
North Bangkok 0-1 Rayong
Roi Et 3-2 Lamphun
Korat 0-1 Krabi
The two Bangkok teams of Kasetsart and North Bangkok, have mirrored each other with disappointing openings to their Division 2 Champions League crusades. Both sides currently prop up their groups with only one point a piece. They have only found the net once and have conceded three goals in the process. Unless the pair of them drastically improve form, they'll be locking horns once again in the 2012 Bangkok 2nd Division.
On the flip side of the coin, the southern representatives of Pattalung and Krabi, both top their respective groups. Pattalung made it three wins out of three as the beat Loei 3-1 while Krabi moved to the summit of Group B by inflicting Korat's first home league loss of the season with a 1-0 victory.
The Central and East duo of Ratchaburi and Rayong can also be pleased with their starts. Ratchburi sit in second place in Group A after their 1-1 draw with Kasetsart at the Supachlasai Stadium. Rayong have yet to concede a goal and they moved into third place in Group B with a narrow 1-0 victory over North Bangkok at the Chulalongkorn Stadium.
Many predicted the champions of the north, Phitsanoluk, and the northeastern top dogs, Roi Et, would be challenging for promotion. So far they have only three points each after three games. Phitsanoluk's latest disappointment was a 2-1 loss at pointless Phichit. Roi Et came from behind to earn their first three points with a 3-2 victory over Lamphun Warriors. Out of the two sides, the White Squirrels look more likely candidates to make up ground on the top 2 in their group.
The floods from the northern Bangkok spill finally hit the Kasetsart University campus over the weekend. If things weren't already bad enough for the Nagas on the football front, they've been hit with another blow as they'll almost certainly be unable to return to their home stadium for the rest of the campaign.
*Results, fixtures and latest standings of both groups can be found by clicking the link at the top righthandside of the blog under "League Tables."
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