United claim derby win over Sri Racha

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Pattaya United continued their resurgent Division 1 league form last weekend with a convincing 3-0 victory over near neighbours Sri Racha FC at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya.

Saturday’s game saw both teams play out a cagey first half before United made the decisive breakthrough on the hour mark as Sarawut Feungdan unleashed an unstoppable shot from the edge of the penalty area that flew into the top corner of the visitors’ goal.

Sarawut Feungdan celebrates scoring against Sri-Racha FC during their Thai Division 1 clash at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Saturday, April 5. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)Sarawut Feungdan celebrates scoring against Sri-Racha FC during their Thai Division 1 clash at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Saturday, April 5. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)

Spurred on by their vociferous fans, the Dolphins double their lead in the 73rd minute when Patawee caught the Sri Racha defence napping from a quick throw-in and Sarawut was on hand to sweep in his cross from close range to register his second goal of the match.

United’s victory was completed with a third goal in the 76th minute with midfielder Patipat Armapantree firing home a low shot following a quick counter attack by the Dolphins.

With their third straight win since Chatchai Phahonpat took over from Sombat Pinyasiri as managing director of the club, United have now risen to thirteenth position in the league standings on 9 points, eight behind league leaders Korat.  Pattaya’s next Division 1 league fixture is on April 19 away at Bangkok FC.  Kick off scheduled for 5 p.m.

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