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 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)
|Muang Thong United||34||25||9||0||47||84|
|BEC Tero Sasana||34||16||9||9||10||57|
|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|