Buriram replaces Bangkok Glass as league leaders
Thailand’s top football flight returned once again last weekend, when Bangkok Glass FC, who struggled to win, ended up losing the leading position.
Ratchaburi FC 4-3 Bangkok Glass FC
(Bodin Phala 8’, Ariel Rodriguez 13’ & 46’ / Takuya Murayama 15’, Heberty 45+1’ & 54’ & 58’)
Ratchaburi notched a dramatic win from the super hat-trick by Heberty, as the home side beat Bangkok Glass 4-3 in a thriller at Ratchaburi Stadium.
The “Glass Rabbits” Bangkok Glass FC came to Ratchaburi Stadium as the league leaders and had a good start. It was Bodin Phala and Ariel Rodriguez, who netted two goals early in the game for the visiting side. The hosts subsequently fought back, as Takuya Murayama notched the following goal in the 15th minute and Heberty scored the equalizer in added time. The first half finished with thrilling 2-2 draw.
Just in a first minute of the second half, Costa Rican striker Ariel Rodriguez scored his second goal, helping the visitors back to lead again. However, BG’s lead didn’t last very long. The 27-year-old Heberty equaled score for Ratchaburi in the 54th minute, by volleying the ball into the far netting. Then, the unstoppable Heberty tripled goals of his own with a spectacular free kick in the 58th minute, giving Ratchaburi the important three points and become the all-time top scorer for his club.
Bangkok Glass was defeated and also lost the leading position, dropping to the 6th place while Ratchaburi finds themselves in the 4th place on the log.
Sukhothai FC 0-1 Buriram United
(Anawin Jujeen 25’)
Brilliant Anawin Jujeen puts Buriram United up to the top of the league, after the “Thunder Castle” won a thrilling 1-0 over a new promoted club, Sukhothai FC, at TOT Stadium.
Sukhothai started the game with the confidence of a team winning three games in a row. Both teams were close to scoring their first goal, but struggled to find the net.
It was Buriram midfielder Anawin Jujeen that helped his visiting side to three points; Go Seul-Ki took the advantage from a quick free kick and assisted for Anawin to score a winning goal in the first half.
The match was ended by Buriram United’s narrowed victory 1-0 over Sukhothai FC, and the “Thunder Castle” now holds the record for 44 unbeaten games in the domestic league, plus rising up to the top of the table.
Muangthong United 4-0 Sisaket FC
(Cleiton Silva 17’, Adisak Kraisorn 20’& 43’, Naoaki Aoyama 71’)
Muangthong United enjoys an emphatic win
Muangthong United warmed up for Buriram with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Sisaket FC.
A home team’s head coach, Totchtawan Sripan launched a full squad, same as the visitor’s trainer Bozidar Bandovic who set a full team to crash with the “Twin Qirins”.
In the 17th minute, it was Muangthong United who found their gear and opened the scoring, when Naoaki Aoyama’s pass found Cleiton Silva who slotted in the game’s first goal. The host doubled their lead with a doubtful goal from Adisak Kraisorn three minutes later. Before the first half finished, Thai national midfielder Adisak Kraisorn added one more goal of his own, making things even more easy for Muangthong United in the second half.
Two of Sisaket substitutions did not avail their game in the second half at all. Finally, Sisaket FC was hammered in the 71st minute, when Sarach Yooyen opened a curved corner kick for Japanese defender Naoaki Aoyama, to kick in the fourth goals for the home team to stay at third place on the log.
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Author: Sudarat Khamdee