United game called off after freak storm floods pitch

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A torrential downpour soon after kick-off led to Pattaya United’s match against Police United being cancelled last Sunday night in Bangkok.

The match had barely got underway before the rain started and with the pitch quickly becoming waterlogged and unplayable, the referee led the teams off the field.  Despite the best efforts of the stadium workers, they were unable to clear the standing water on the playing surface and the match was duly abandoned.

Pattaya United and Police United players challenge for the ball as the rain starts to fall in Bangkok, Sunday, August 5. (Photo/Pattaya United) Pattaya United and Police United players challenge for the ball as the rain starts to fall in Bangkok, Sunday, August 5. (Photo/Pattaya United)

None of the bottom clubs managed to take advantage of Pattaya’s weekend off as only TTM Chiangmai and BBCU picked up any points but it was not enough to dislodge Pattaya from 13th place in the league standings.

Chonburi FC meanwhile lost further ground on the league’s runaway leaders Muang Thong United as the Sharks could only draw 0-0 at home with bottom club TTM Chiangmai.

Pattaya United’s next fixture is on Sunday, August 12 away at leaders, Muang Thong.