Dyachenko delivers for ‘Dolphins’

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Thai Premier League Football 2012 Season

Pattaya United rebounded from a disappointing 2-0 loss at Insee Police FC last week to take down high-flying Esan United in Ubon Ratchathani at the weekend.

The only goal of the match came in the 82nd minute when Pattaya’s Russian midfielder Sergey Dyachenko struck with a beautiful curling shot from the edge of the penalty area that flew in off the Esan goalkeeper’s left hand post.

Pattaya United’s Sergey Dyachenko, left, fires in his side’s winning goal against Esan United at the Tung Burapha Stadium in Ubon Ratchathani, Sunday, Sept. 30. (Photo/Pattaya United) Pattaya United’s Sergey Dyachenko, left, fires in his side’s winning goal against Esan United at the Tung Burapha Stadium in Ubon Ratchathani, Sunday, Sept. 30. (Photo/Pattaya United)

Pattaya had to withstand a virtual siege on their goal for the final 10 minutes of the match but they managed to hold out and take three very valuable points from, what on paper at least, appeared to be the harder of their two away fixtures last week.

With just 5 points now separating nine clubs in the mid-table standings it’s still all to play for and United face another ‘six-pointer’ this weekend when they take on TOT on Saturday at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya.  Kick-off is at 6 p.m.

Thai Premier League Results & Standings (Sept. 30)

Team P W D L +/- Pts
Muang Thong United 28 21 7 0 35 70
Chonburi 27 17 6 4 26 57
Buriram United 29 13 10 6 19 49
BEC Tero Sasana 29 13 7 9 1 46
Esan United 29 9 13 7 1 40
Bangkok Glass 29 9 13 7 13 40
Army United 29 9 11 9 -3 38
TOT 29 9 11 9 0 38
Samut Songkhram 29 10 7 12 -5 37
Osotspa 28 11 4 13 3 37
Pattaya United 29 9 9 11 -4 36
Wuachon United 28 8 12 8 -2 36
Chiangrai United 29 8 11 10 -7 35
Chainat 29 6 12 11 -15 30
Police United 29 6 11 12 -8 29
Thai Port 29 6 9 14 -18 27
BBCU 28 4 11 13 -17 23
TTM Chiangmai 29 2 12 15 -19 18
Results:  (Sat. 29/09/12): Thai Port 1 – 2 Samut Songkhram; Osotspa PSTP Chonburi; Buriram United 0 – 1 BEC Tero Sasana; Bangkok Glass 2 – 2 TTM Chiangmai; (Sun. 30/09/12): Chainat 1 – 2  Chiangrai United; Esan United 0 – 1 Pattaya United; Army United 1 – 3 Wuachon United; Police United 1 – 1 TOT.

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