Kirins rally past 9-man Police, Chonburi held at home

Kirins rally past 9-man Police, Chonburi held at home

Former champions SCG Muang Thong United continued their march up the Thai League 1 table with a 2-1 victory over nine-man Police Tero in a home game on Saturday night.

An Adisak Kraisorn own goal just three minutes into the match made things difficult for the Kirins and they were only able to get the leveller after Police's Arthit Boojinda was sent off shorty before the 30-minute mark.

In-form Sardor Mirzaev delivered the equaliser in the 40th minute.

Police suffered another blow in the 71st minute when they were reduced to nine men on the field after Chumpol Bua-ngarm picked up his second yellow card of the match.

The hosts eventually netted the winner when a Suporn Pinagatapho corner was headed home by Poramet Arjvilai after 78 minutes.

The Kirins improved to 15 points from nine matches after grabbing their fourth victory of the season.

Meanwhile, Chonburi, who were among the early pacesetters, failed to tame promoted Chiangmai United at their home ground and settled for a 1-1 draw.

The Sharks found themselves in arrears as early as the sixth minute of the match when Melvin de Leeuw struck for visiting Chiangmai. The hosts were able to level the score through Gidi Kanyuk on 38 minutes.

Samut Prakan City remained winless for the seventh straight game in the top flight after suffering a 1-0 loss at Nakhon Ratchasima last night.

Amadou Outtara gave the hosts the upper hand in the first-half injury time and Samut Prakan's hopes of getting the equaliser evaporated in the 70th minute when Nopphon Polkum was sent off for elbowing the Swat Cats' Marko Sahanek.

In this evening's matches, in-form Bangkok United visit defending champions BG Pathum United for a battle in which both sides will be keen to prove their title credentials.

In another enticing battle this evening, Buriram United, joint leaders with Bangkok United, travel to Ratchaburi, while Port will be hosting PT Prachuap and Suphanburi will be at Nongbua Pitchaya.

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