Pathum United remain unstoppable
BG Pathum United juggernaut proved unstoppable as they continued their plundering run in Thai League 1 with a 2-1 victory over Chonburi last night.
The Rabbits' win came on a night that also saw True Bangkok United's six-game winless streak in the league finally come to a halt under new coach Totchtawan Sripan with a 3-2 triumph at Trat.
Pathum United further widened the gap at the top to six points as they dominated the first half at their home ground last night.
Striker Chenrop Samphaodi picked up a through ball, did a spectacular turn to get rid of his marker and planted the ball into the net with a sizzling drive from the right side of the box to put the home team ahead near the 15-minute mark.
The match was full of excitement as Chonburi also had their chances, but Dragan Boskovic fired the ball wide and was denied by Pathum United goalkeeper Chatchai Budprom on the second opportunity.
The Rabbits were put in a commanding position in the first-half injury time when Chenrop set up Sumanya Purisay with a clever assist to make it 2-0 for the hosts.
Chonburi wasted a couple of more opportunities in the second half before Boskovic pulled one back for the visitors in the 77th minute, heading home a Kritsada Kaman free-kick.
The Sharks were left with 10 men on the pitch in the 87th minute when VAR adjudged Herlison Caion to have committed a foul on Victor Cardozo and was sent off.
At Trat Stadium, Sanrawat Dechmitr put Bangkok United ahead early in the first half and they doubled their advantage through a Brenner Varanda strike five minutes before the break.
The hosts hit back in the second half with Jonatan Reis narrowing the deficit in the 62nd minute.
Nattawut Suksum grabbed the third for Bangkok United on 80 minutes before Mongkol Thosakrai made it 3-2 for Trat in the last minute.
Trat's Amani Aguinaldo was red-carded during injury time for a vicious tackle to stop a counter-attacking move by Bangkok United.
At Sam Aoh stadium, hosts PT Prachuap FC were unable to pick up three points from their last night's game against bottom-placed Rayong FC with the tussle ending in a 1-1 draw.
Rayong shocked the home team fans when Sirisak Fufung put them in front in the 23rd minute and they were able to hold onto their lead until the end of the first.
Prachuap came back strong in the second half and tied the score when Willen Mota grabbed the leveller five minutes after the break.
Three more Thai League 1 matches are scheduled to be played this evening.