|Newin rallies his troops in the huddle|
The game started in a lively manner and on 10 minutes RBAC nearly took the lead in spectacular fashion when an overhead kick from Alonso flew inches over the bar.
|Alonso and Kone Seydou|
The opening goal came on 17 minutes when a Jirawat free-kick from 30 yards out was cruelly deflected off the RBAC wall past the stranded keeper into the net.
Buriram had chances to add to their lead with Somjed rattling the bar with a dipping shot, and Supakit called RBAC's keeper, Nuttapon, into action after he ran too easily through the RBAC midfield and defence.
It wasn't all one way traffic, and shortly before the interval, Umarin, in the Buriram goal finger tipped a low powerful shot from the lively Leonel Saint Prux around the post.
After the break, the hosts upped their intensity in their search for an equalizer, but on the hour mark, Buriram countered and a softish looking penalty was awarded when Rattapon brought down Somjed in the box. The Rattana Bundit man was subsequently red-carded as he was adjudged to have been the last man.
Newly introduced sub, Douglas, stepped up to take the spot kick. He coolly slotted it past Nuttapon but was ordered to retake it for some reason. His second effort was blasted down the middle to wrap the 3 points up for the Lava.
After the sending off, Buriram should have increased their lead but were slightly wasteful with the chances they created.
As for RBAC, they shouldn't be to dejected with the loss. They'll feel the major decisions didn't go their way today and overall they didn't play too badly against a side that boasts several TPL quality players in their ranks.