Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Review 4-5 August

Esan Utd 3-3 Chainat
BBCU 0-0 Bangkok Glass
Osotspa Saraburi 1-0 Thai Port
Army Utd 1-3 BEC Tero
Wuachon 3-2 Samut Songkhram
Chonburi 0-0 TTM
Muangthong 2-0 Chiang Rai Utd
Police Utd A-A Pattaya
Buriram Utd 2-1 TOT

Unless Muangthong self implode, it's now a one horse race as goals from Teerasil and Gjurovski against Chiang Rai United opened up a 10 point lead for the Kirins. The northern side played the majority of the match with 10 players after the hot-headed Issawa was dismissed for an ugly challenge.
Chonburi in second were snuffed out by TTM and Buriram United stay third after the they registered their first TPL home win in four months.The winner in the 2-1 over TOT was scored by the young Thai-American Anthony Ampai.
Bireme Diouf was quick out the blocks as he put Samut Songkhram two up in the opening period at Wuachon. The Fighting Bull came back with three goals in the second half to win the contest 3-2.
The match at the Thammasart between Police and Pattaya was abandoned after a deluge of rain hit Pathumthani.

On Saturday, BEC Tero finally ended Army's 10 game unbeaten TPL run with a 3-1 victory at the Army Stadium. Osotspa moved into mid table with a goal courtesy of the pacy Tangeni Shipahu. The 1-0 defeat dropped Thai Port to 15th place. BBCU and Bangkok Glass cancelled each other out while Esan United pegged back Chainat three times to share a 3-3 draw.

Division 1
Bangkok Utd 2-1 Suphanburi
Korat 2-0 Sriracha
Siam Navy 2-0 Chantaburi
PTT Rayong 1-0 Ratchaburi
Songkla 2-3 Air Force Utd
Krabi 0-0 FC Phuket
Khon Kaen 2-2 Bangkok FC
JW Rangsit 1-1 Pattalung
Saraburi 2-1 Raj Pracha

The top 2 of Ratchaburi and Suphanburi both suffered away defeats to fellow promotion contenders. A solitary second half goal was ample for PTT to down Ratchaburi and Bangkok United edged out Suphanburi 2-1 in a tight game in Din Daeng.
Sriracha failed to cash in losing 2-0 at Korat. The Swatcats had a host of chances before Prompong's double killed off 10 man Sriracha. Meanwhile, Krabi let down their fans as they were held to a 0-0 draw by lowly Phuket.
It's now four wins in a row for Air Force as they scored two very late goals to win 3-2 at Songkla. All five goals at the Tinasulanon were scored by Africans.
Chantaburi are still losing but they are no longer being pounded with heavy defeats. Their 2-0 loss at Siam Navy was their second consecutive defeat by only a two goal margin. It shows how desperate the plight of the club is when a two goal defeat is regarded as acceptable.

Division 2 BKK
Krung Thonburi 1-0 Rangsit FC
R-BEC 2-0 Kasem Bundit
Kasetsart 3-2 Samut Sakhon
Luk Esan 2-0 Nonthaburi
Assumption Thonburi 1-0 Customs
Thai Honda 2-0 Globex
Samut Prakarn Utd 1-1 North Bangkok
Rayong United 3-2 Bangkok Christian

Samut Sakhon were the biggest losers this weekend as their 3-2 loss at third placed Kasetsart meant they lost ground on the top 4. Rayong United, Honda and R-BEC all enjoyed home wins.
Yet again, a game was switched from under the radar without much prior notice. Luk Esan v Nonthaburi was brought forward 24 hours and shifted to an alternative venue. If you are going to go to a game, then it's advisable to double check the schedule on the morning of the match just to be sure.

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