Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saturday 7 September Review


Bangkok Utd 0-0 Osotspa Saraburi
Muangthong Utd 1-1 Chonburi
Pattaya 2-1 BEC Tero
Ratchaburi 0-0 Army Utd

The torrential afternoon downpour eased off before the match and by the end of the ninety minutes Muangthong's title bid had done the same. It all started so brightly as Mario's deflected volley opened the scoring as the crowd were still filtering into the stadium. The Sharks rallied and deservedly equalized on the hour when Adul fired home from 20 yards. The hot headed Datsakorn saw red 14 minutes from time and Chonburi had a decent penalty shout late on as it finished 1-1. A win for Buriram in Chainat today would leave Muangthong trailing the Thunder Castle by five points.

There was more late drama at Nong Prue as they Dolphins snatched a late winner for the second successive week. Dyachenko gave Pattaya the lead before Lucas Gaucho levelled from a tight angle. Darlington left BEC Tero quaking in the 90th minute as he bagged the winner. The victory lifted Pattaya six points above the solitary relegation place.

The games in Ratchaburi and Din Daeng ended goalless and both games will be quickly forgotten by anybody who was in attendance.


Division 1

Air Force 3-1 PTT Rayong
Nakhon Pathom Utd 3-2 Nakhon Ratchasima
Rayong Utd 2-1 Khon Kaen 
Singh Tarua 2-0 Saraburi
Sriracha 5-1 Phuket

Division 1 produced five home wins yesterday with the most significant coming at Air Force. Their 3-1 win over PTT Rayong moved them four points clear at the top of the table.The Airmen were 2-0 up within 14 minutes with goals from Herman and Kittipoom. Tirer scored a free kick to pull one back ten minutes from time but Zezinando confirmed the win four minutes later.
Singh Tarua moved back into third after beating Saraburi 2-0. The recalled Jerry Amara got the first in the 38th minute before he exhibited one of the most acrobatic goal celebrations ever seen. Sarawut scored late on to wrap up the points.
Nakhon Ratchasima's 3-2 loss at Nakhon Pathom all but ended their promotion hopes. The Swatcats shot themselves in the foot conceding two penalties and were 3-0 down by the 75th minute. Nakhon Pathom held on despite two late goals for Korat. Incidentally, all five goals were scored by foreign imports.
The season can't end quick enough for Phuket as they suffered a 5-1 mauling at Sriracha. Berlin and Bachdim claimed a double each while Patipat was the only home grown player to find the net.
Rayong United are finally off the bottom after they beat Khon Kaen 2-1. Poramat's brace ensured the majority of the 285 in attendance went home happy.


  1. The Air Men surprise everyone with their offensive tactics rather than the tactical game everyone was expecting. We all we looking at a 0-0 game. But, the game was anything but, tactical.
    It was a very enthusiastic win for the home side. Prior to the game, The Blue Shop (Air Force United's official pro shop) had the Go Go Go Premier League shirt on sale. I thought it was going to be a bad omen for the game but, it turned out to be nothing. The long awaited return to the Thai Premier League after 9 seasons.

  2. Fair play to Air Force. Many people, including myself, thought they would fall away in the second leg. If anything, they have grown stronger.

    They will certainly need to improve the squad for next season but at they same time, AF shouldn't pay big wages for players with big egos. Suphanburi showed that a Div 1 side can come up from Div 1 and make it into the top 6 without going overboard with trophy signings.

  3. Totally Agree that they have to look at the situation that is going on and make smart moves.
    With 20 Teams next season, I think every promoted team has a fair chance to stay up.