Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday 28 September Review


Bangkok Glass 5-1 TOT
Chainat 2-1 Bangkok Utd
Samut Songkhram 0-0 Osotspa Saraburi
Sisaket P-P Pattaya Utd

Supporters of TOT must be having sleepless nights as their plummet continued with a 5-1 hammering at Bangkok Glass yesterday. A Leesaw double had the FA cup finalists firmly in control by the 14th minute. The Telephone Boys kept it respectable until just after the hour before they caved in to goals from Suphasek, Saruta and Tanasit. Phudit's turn and shot was merely a consolation for TOT. It seems their best chance of survival now would be the failing of Chiang Rai United. The club from the north are six points behind TOT with two games in hand. If they finished level on points, TOT would survive due to having a superior head-to-head over CRU.

Samut Songkhram's point from their uninspiring 0-0 draw with Osotspa moved them above TOT on goal difference. The Raging Mackerels join TOT and Pattaya Utd on 25 points.

An injury time penalty from Masahito Noto won the points for Chainat over Bangkok United. Earlier, Ratchapol had given the Hornbills a 20th minute lead but that was cancelled out 12 minutes later when Milos Bogonovic nipped in to take advantage of some sloppy defending. The win for Chainat moved them onto 34 points.

Division 1

Khon Kaen 0-3 Bangkok FC
Krabi 3-1 Phuket
Rayong FC 0-0 PTT Rayong
Singh Tarua 1-0 Nakhon Ratchasima
TTM 0-1 Siam Navy

The battle for promotion remains on tenterhooks after yesterday's results. PTT Rayong seemed a shoo-in for promotion a few weeks ago but no wins in five matches leaves Singh Tarua and Bangkok FC breathing closely down their neck.
PTT were held to a 0-0 draw at Rayong FC while Tarua's winning goal came courtesy of Leandro yet again. Bangkok FC won 3-0 at Khon Kaen as the T-Rex goalkeeper had a nightmare performance. Piyawat's flap at Watson's cross after barely one minute allowed Lee Tuck to fire home his 21st goal of the season. In the 70th minute, Niranrit tapped in after the keeper couldn't hold onto the ball. The build up to the third goal started when the keeper miscued a kick straight to one of his opponents. Instead of redeeming his error, he then made another as Watson's shot slipped through his gloves.
The current standings at the top are Air Force 59, PTT 57, Tarua 56 and Bangkok FC 55. Air Force could increase their lead at BBCU later today while next Saturday has a mouth watering clash with Bangkok FC hosting Singh Tarua.

Two late goals won the Andaman coast derby for Krabi and at the same time it moved them above the Islanders in the league table. Thaweephong gave the Energy a first half lead before Ludo levelled in the 63rd minute. With time running out, Valci Junior teased the Phuket defence and was brought down in the box. The Brazilian then nonchalantly chipped the spot kick home. A long range drive from Ittiphol was the icing on the cake as Krabi won 3-1. Phuket's misery was rounded off when Kriangkrai was given a straight red for an ugly, lunging challenge.
Rafael Moretto curled home the only goal of the game as Siam Navy won 1-0 at TTM. Navy are now level with Phuket on 36 points.


  1. What an amazing day of football yesterday!

    The TPL relegation battle could me a come back if, ChangRai United manage to beat Army.
    The once likely relegation guaranteed team would drag 4 other team in a battle for their lives.
    A 1-0 win would see the table looking like this:
    13 ↑ Samut Songkram F.C. 27 5 10 12 17 - 31 -14 25
    14 ↓ Pattaya United 28 8 1 19 35 - 57 -22 25
    15 ↓ TOT SC 28 6 7 15 23 - 49 -26 25
    16 ↓ Rachaburi F.C. 27 5 9 13 24 - 32 -8 24
    17 • Chiang Rai United 27 4 10 13 23 - 39 -16 22
    I would provide some much needed excitement back in the TPL after Buriram is pretty much run away with the title.

    As for yamaha league 1, Air Force could by default clinch the title today with a win.
    The will open a 5 point lead and with 3 homes games coming up with the lower half of the table.
    The could go into the final away game against Singtharua with already have the title.
    A lost would not open the title race with 4 teams within 4 points of each other but, it could also result in Air Force missing out in promotion on the last day of the season.

    As for the drop zone, Rayong FC did their job not losing to PTT Rayong and bring themselves within 2 points of safely.
    While the key game today is the Rayong united and Ayutthaya Fc.
    Rayong's win will make the 3 points away from safety but, a win by Ayutthaya would end all hopes of Rayong United and maybe end Rayong FC's hopes as well

  2. Yes, a win for Chiang Rai Utd against Army this evening would make it very interesting at the bottom. TOT are in freefall and I think they are the team that CRU could catch.

    Today is probably Air force's biggest game of the season. A win as you said would leave promotion within touching distance. A loss drops you back into the mix.

    A win for Ayutthaya would leave both Rayong clubs in deep trouble. I've got a feeling today's games are going to be just as exciting as yesterday.