Pattaya United’s steady climb up the Thai Premier League rankings continued after they secured a 1-0 win over Sisaket FC at the IPE Stadium in Chonburi last Saturday. The only goal of the game came through a first half strike from United’s Theerawesin Seehawong who received the ball on the right hand side of the penalty area before poking it past the advancing Sisaket goalkeeper.
United were very rarely threatened in a somewhat lackluster display by their opponents and were able to go into cruise control in the second half to wrap up all three points.
The win temporarily lifts United into sixth place in the league standings but the teams immediately below them all have games in hand. United now have a three week sojourn from league action until their next fixture on November 20, away at Bangkok Glass.
At the top end of the table Chonburi FC’s chances of catching runaway leaders Buriram PEA all but evaporated after they suffered a surprise 4-3 defeat at the hands of Chiang Rai United. The Sharks rallied in the second half to level the game after trailing 3-1 but were ultimately undone by a 79th minute goal from Sanong Chaiprakom.
The defeat leaves Chonburi 13 points adrift of Buriram with just ten matches remaining.
Siam Navy FC slipped into deeper relegation trouble meanwhile after they were defeated 3-2 in the maritime derby against Thai Port at the PAT Stadium in Bangkok.
|Thai Premier League Table Oct. 23|
|Muang Thong Utd||23||15||5||3||25||50|
|BEC Tero Sasana||26||12||3||11||3||39|
|Results: Pattaya United 1-0 Sisaket; Bangkok Glass 1-2 Samut Songkhram; TOT 4-0 Buriram PEA; Chiangrai United 4-0 Chonburi; Thai Port 3-2 Siam Navy.|