Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday 22 February Review


Buriram Utd 3-0 Songkhla Utd
Chiang Rai Utd 0-2 Bangkok Glass
Chonburi 4-0 Police
Muangthong 2-1 Chainat
Suphanburi 1-2 Ratchaburi

It didn't take champions Buriram long to open their account for the season. Patino's 7th minute back heeler set the Thunder Castle on their way. Songkhla held themselves in the contest until the 78th minute when Altobelli netted from close range. Patino grabbed his second to complete the 3-0 win.
Chonburi went one better beating Police United 4-0. It was a sluggish opening from the Sharks but once Thiago gave them the lead from the penalty spot in the 34th minute, there only looked like one winner. The Brazilian added a second shortly before the break and second half goals from Anderson and Therdsak moved Chonburi to the summit of the league table. Saranyoo was given a straight red for Police following an ugly lunge in the 88th minute.
The controversial moment of the day came late on at Muangthong. There appeared to be very little contact from Kritsakorn as Piyaphon tumbled in the box. The referee awarded a penalty much to the fury of Chainat. Mario made no mistake as he tucked away the late goal. Muangthong struggled for long periods and it seemed that Panuwat's sweet first half volley was going to win the points for the Hornbills. Wuttichai snuck in at the back post to level in the 76th minute before the late contentious call gave MTU their winner. The victory should secure Scott Cooper's job for at least another week.
It all went flat as the overly hyped Suphanburi lost to relegation candidates Ratchaburi. Heberty capped a fine first half performance for the Dragons giving them the lead in the 42nd minute. A long range shot appeared to have bounced off the bar and over the line before an offside flag denied Douglas a second goal for Ratchaburi. There was no disputing another debutant's goal when Genki Nagasato rounded the keeper to make it 2-0. Suphanburi grabbed a late consolation through a Wuttichai header.
Leesaw punished Chiang Rai for wasting a glut of early chances. The BG pinup boy scored a quickfire double late in the first half.

Division 1

Ayutthaya 1-1 Ang Thong
Siam Navy 1-1 BBCU
Trat 0-1 Chiang Mai

Anggello Machuca's injury time dipping volley won three points for Chiang Mai on their return to the first division.
The other two matches finished 1-1. Natthaphat headed Ayuttaya ahead but OJ Obatola levelled for Ang Thong. Ludovik Takem scored a penalty in his first match for Siam Navy while Julius Oiboh got his first in the pink of BBCU.

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