Sunday, September 1, 2013

Saturday 31 August Review


BEC Tero 2-0 Songkhla Utd
Chonburi 2-1 Chainat
Police Utd 2-2 Muangthong Utd
Samut Songkhram A-A Chiang Rai Utd

Muangthong United couldn't salvage another 3-2 win as they dropped two points at Police United. A large travelling support watched Dagno Siaka head their favorites into the lead but the joy didn't last long as Chumpol's header made it 1-1. A Djurovski penalty restored the lead in the 54th minute but yet again Police replied with a close range Murcy goal grabbing the hosts a point in the 87th minute. Rangsan was shown a second yellow in stoppage time as it finished 2-2. The Sisaket situation effectively leaves Muangthong and Buriam level on 55 points. The Thunder Castle have a game in hand and a superior head-to-head record over the Nonthaburi club.

Chonburi completed the double over Chainat with another 2-1 win. Leandro Assumpcao was restored to the starting lineup and he fired the Sharks into a first half lead. Jetsadakorn's 90th minute header sealed the win before Yannick replied seconds later for the Hornbills.

In Minburi, BEC Tero eased to a 2-0 win as Songkhla United continue to freefall. Since Jadet left to take up the coaching reigns at Pattaya, the southern club have struggled. Matters weren't helped when Kone Seydou gifted Tero a 19th minute lead. Sho Shimoji added a second with four minutes left to make it seven without a win for Songkhla.

The match between Samut Songkhram v Chiang Rai Utd was abandoned in the 65th minute after home fans reacted angrily to a penalty decision that wasn't awarded for their team. The moronic behavior means that fines and bans will follow accordingly for Samut Songkhram.

Division 1

Krabi 1-1 Khon Kaen
Nakhon Pathom Utd 2-2 Saraburi
Nakhon Ratchasima 3-2 Sriracha
Phuket 2-2 Ayutthaya
Rayong FC 2-1 Singh Tarua
TTM 1-2 Rayong Utd

It looked like it was going to be plain sailing for Singh Tarua when Kroekrit's goal gave them an early lead at struggling Rayong FC. However, 90 minutes later the Klong Toei side were furious with the match officials after they lost 2-1. Sirisak equalized midway through the first half while Samart was sent off for elbowing an opponent six minutes from time. Alongkorn's injury time winner was suspiciously offside and to rub salts into the Tarua wounds, Christen had a goal chalked off moments later despite TV replays showing it was clearly onside.The win for the Wild Horses ended their ten game winless streak while Tarua fans will be praying for three away wins later today.

Elsewhere at the bottom, Lasule scored twice for Rayong United as they won 2-1 at TTM while Ayutthaya threw away a 2-0 lead in Phuket to draw 2-2. First half strikes from Nuttipat and Durosinmi had the Ancient Warriors in control before the Islanders fought back through Alex and Eakathit.

Nakhon Ratchasima kept their lingering promotion hopes alive with a 3-2 victory over Sriracha. A crowd of just under 15,000 watched Korat sweep into a 3-0 lead by the 50th minute. A delicious chip from Noah Chivuta opened the scoring before Saruch doubled the lead before the break. Satoshi Nagano's close range goal appeared to have wrapped up the points before a couple of long range strikes reduced the deficit. Prasit wasn't convincing for either of Sriracha's goals and the keeper then gave away a penalty with two minutes left. Fortunately for Prasit, Berlin blasted his spot kick over the bar.

It was a lively encounter between Nakhon Pathom and Saraburi as the hosts twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw. There was a massive scuffle 15 minutes from time involving most of the players and various staff which resulted with Bernard Henri and Jarupong being red carded. It was a bit more peaceful in Krabi as it finished 1-1 with Khon Kaen. The second half brightened up after a half time floodlight failure. John Mary was first to get his name on the scoresheet and four minutes later Christ Mbondi levelled matters.

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