Sunday, April 22, 2012

TOT 3-1 Pattaya United

TOT claimed their first 3 points of the season with a 3-1 victory over Pattaya United.

It was however Pattaya who opened the scoring on 18 minutes when Paul Ekollo ran through the middle of the TOT defence to beat Weera in the TOT goal.

Kim Do Yeon was lively for the away side and he had chances from the right flank to double the lead after a couple of pacy runs.

As the half time break was approaching, Diego Walsh struck a free kick which deflected off the Pattaya wall to level for the hosts.

In the second half, Paul Ekollo had a shot blocked by Weera's legs and Bas Savage had a looping header cleared off the Pattaya line before TOT's Pichit headed home midway through the half to make it 2-1.

Pichit should have scored a couple of minutes after the goal but blazed over from close range and Thanakorn hit the post as the home side tried to wrap the game up.

In the 94th minute the points were secured for TOT when Pakit shot home from inside the box following a late counter attack.

The win moved TOT up five spots to 13th while Pattaya dropped a place to ninth. It was a deserved win for TOT over the 90 minutes, but Pattaya will be disappointed that they didn't press home their advantage in the first half when they held the upper hand.

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