Dolphins close out the season with another loss

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Thai Premier League Football 2012 Season

Pattaya United’s 2012 season came to a disappointing close with yet another defeat, this time away at Samut Songkhram, as the Dolphins finished in their lowest league position since joining the Thai Premier League three years ago.

At Samut Songkhram last Sunday, United fell behind in the 50th minute to a goal from Ivorian Bireme Diouf, who tapped home from close range after the Pattaya keeper could only parry a free kick into his path.

The home team sealed the win 14 minutes later as Porawat Siriwattanakorn scored a superb individual effort to give his team a 2-0 lead which they held until the final whistle.

Pattaya United’s Apinan Suantong (left) challenges for the ball against Samut Songkhram’s Park Jae-Hyun at the Samut Songkhram Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 28. (Photo/Pattaya United) Pattaya United’s Apinan Suantong (left) challenges for the ball against Samut Songkhram’s Park Jae-Hyun at the Samut Songkhram Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 28. (Photo/Pattaya United)

Pattaya United endured a miserable month as they garnered just one point from their final five matches since last winning away at Esan United back at the end of September.  The poor run saw them finish just one place above the relegation zone and players and officials will now be looking to regroup and work harder during the off-season to come back stronger for next year.

At the top of the table, Muang Thong’s draw at BEC Tero meant that they ended the season undefeated and were deserved Premier League champions.  Chonburi FC will be satisfied with their season after taking the runner-up spot once again but the Sharks will be hoping to go one better in the next campaign.

Thai Premier League Results & Standings (Oct. 28)

Team P W D L +/- Pts
Muang Thong United 34 25 9 0 47 84
Chonburi 34 21 7 6 32 70
BEC Tero Sasana 34 16 9 9 10 57
Buriram United 34 14 12 8 20 54
Osotspa 34 16 4 14 7 52
Esan United 34 11 14 9 -1 47
Samut Songkhram 34 12 10 12 -2 46
Bangkok Glass 34 10 15 9 14 45
Chiangrai United 34 11 11 12 -7 44
Army United 34 10 13 11 -4 43
Police United 34 10 12 12 -1 42
TOT 34 10 12 12 -3 42
Wuachon United 34 9 14 11 -8 41
Chainat 34 9 12 13 -13 39
Pattaya United 34 9 10 15 -12 37
Thai Port 34 8 9 17 -16 33
BBCU 34 4 13 17 -31 25
TTM Chiangmai 34 2 12 20 -32 18
Results:  (25/10) Osotspa 3 – 1 Chonburi; (28/10) Chiangrai United 2 – 1 Buriram United; TTM Chiangmai 0 – 2 Police United; Samut Songkhram 2 – 0 Pattaya United; BEC Tero Sasana 2 – 2 Muang Thong United; Thai Port 1 – 2 Chonburi; Wuachon United 1 – 5 Bangkok Glass; Chainat 1 – 0 Army United; TOT 1 – 3 Osotspa; Esan United 1 – 0 BBCU