Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday 9 June Review

Bangkok Glass 1-0 Muangthong United
Bangkok Utd 3-1 Songkhla Utd
Pattaya Utd 0-3 Buriram Utd
Ratchaburi 0-0 Chiang Rai Utd

Winfried Schafer's reign as MTU's boss started with a defeat as they lost 1-0 to improving Bangkok Glass. Piyachart beat the offside trap in the 58th minute to net the only goal of the game. With Buriram easing to a 3-0 win at Pattaya it seems highly unlikely that the German will be able to retain the TPL title for his new side. The Thunder Castle are now four points clear and have played one game less than Muangthong. Javier Patino twice, and Carmelo Gonzalez scored the goals in Buriram's 3-0 win at Pattaya.

Bangkok United fans were singing in the rain after their 3-1 home win over Songkhla lifted them out of the relegation zone. Sompong opened the scoring in the 15th minute before Paul Ekollo added two more. Aron da Silva grabbed a late consolation. Chiang Rai United effectively dropped into the bottom 3 after their 0-0 draw at Ratchaburi. On a rain soaked evening chances were at a premium and both sides will be aiming for a vast improvement in Leg 2.

Division 1
Bangkok FC 6-2 Rayong FC
Phuket A-A PTT Rayong
Siam Navy 2-3 Air Force
Trat 1-2 BBCU

The contrasting winning styles of Air Force and Bangkok FC were evident yesterday as both sides continued on with their quest for TPL football. Air Force's 3-2 win at Siam Navy was their ninth in a row and their eighth by a one goal margin. Zezinando was credited with the all important third goal in the 3-2 win.

Bangkok FC on the other hand, might be third in the table, but when it comes to entertainment, they are streets ahead of their opposition. Their 6-2 win over Rayong FC took their home goals tally to 20 in their last four fixtures in Bang Mod. The biggest surprise of the day was that top scorer Lee Tuck didn't bag any of the six goals. The Iron Bulls were 6-0 up, but conceded two late goals to win 6-2.

The match between Phuket and PTT Rayong was abandoned after 50 minutes due to a torrential downpour while BBCU ended their barren run with a 2-1 win at Trat. A Douglas Cobo looping header gave Trat a half time lead, but goals from Pichit and Kraisorn helped the Big Bang fight back to claim three points.

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