Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday 7 July Review


Bangkok Glass 1-0 Songkhla Utd
Bangkok Utd 0-0 Police Utd
Chonburi 3-0 BEC Tero
Suphanburi 1-2 Buriram Utd
TOT 1-0 Chiang Rai Utd

Buriram United returned to the top of the league after they won 2-1 at Suphanburi. A deflected Anawin drive set the Thunder Castle on their way before Jesus Berrocal Campos, making his debut, doubled the scoring. Njie Divine was red carded on the hour for throwing the ball at Berrocal. Dragan Boskovic pulled a goal back seconds later, but Buriram held out to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

The BEC Tero support were breathing fire after they lost 3-0 at Chonburi. Most of their vent was directed towards their general manager, Robert Procureur. Former Chonburi stopper Sujin had a day he'd like to forget as goals from Ivan Boskovic, Chakrit and Anucha rounded off an easy victory for the Sharks. Tero's misery was complete when Wichaya was sent for an early shower.

It was fairly tight elsewhere with TOT edging out Chiang Rai Utd 1-0. It was the same score at the Leo Stadium with Chatree's73rd minute header being the difference. Bangkok United and Police United couldn't be separated as they shared a 0-0 draw. The Angels will consider themselves slightly unlucky considering that they struck woodwork twice in the second period.

Division 1

Air Force 2-1 Rayong FC
Bangkok FC 2-1 Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Pathom Utd 3-0 Krabi
TTM 0-0 PTT Rayong

Air Force and narrow victories seem to go hand-in-hand this season with another one achieved yesterday. Rayong FC's cause wasn't helped when Watcharapong was red carded for an off the ball incident in the 52nd minute. Jun Uruno opened the scoring on the hour, but Air Force were pegged back when Akawarin levelled for the Wild Horses. Debutant David le Bras came off the bench to head the winner with seven minutes remaining. Air Force increased their lead at the summit to seven points after PTT Rayong were surprisingly held to a draw at TTM.

Bangkok FC moved back into third place after they beat Nakhon Ratchasima 2-1. A Lee Tuck shot sneaked into the bottom corner to open the scoring. Kraikiat was given a second yellow to reduce Korat to 10 men before Tawin headed Bangkok's second goal. Brazilian newbie, Douglas Lopes, netted from the spot to grab a consolation for the Swatcats.

Krabi's plummet down the table continued as they were humbled 3-0 at Nakhom Pathom. Much was expected of Krabi's new striker Valci Junior, yet it was Nakhon Pathom's Andre Houma who stole the show with two assists and a goal.


  1. As usual, Air Force has squeaked out yet another win that they didn't seem to deserve.

    The first half had no action to a point that kept me wondering if, I was at a practice or at a match.

    The second half was slightly better.
    But despite Rayong FC being down to 10 men, Air Force was not really in control of the game.

    Rayong played well enough to earn at least a point but, Air Force keep getting the 3 points.

    The most worrying thing is that Air Force does not look ready to TPL which seems to be where they are heading next season.

  2. It's amazing that Air Force keep on winning. I've watched them three times this season and every time they've grinded out a narrow victory.

    AF's next three games are all away from home so that will be a big test of their promotion credentials.

    I agree that they don't look ready for the TPL, but I'm sure they'll strengthen.