Bangkok United thump Swat Cats, Port sack Holland

Bangkok United thump Swat Cats, Port sack Holland

Chonburi's Yoo Byung-Soo celebrate after scoring against Lamphun.
Chonburi's Yoo Byung-Soo celebrate after scoring against Lamphun.

Bangkok United turned on the style in the second half last night to hammer Nakhon Ratchasima 4-0 at the Swat Cats' home ground in a Thai League clash.

A quick double by Vander Luis after the hour mark was followed by goals from Mahmoud Eid and Rungruth Phuchanthuek to complete a chastening rout.

In other matches last night, Chonburi defeated Lamphun Warriors 2-0 and Ratchaburi beat Nongbua Pitchaya 2-1.

Meanwhile Port yesterday parted ways with interim coach Matt Holland after the Klong Toey-based giants could only manage to pick up a point from a 2-2 draw with Police Tero at their PAT Stadium on Friday night.

Port have decided to bring back former coach Choketawee Promrut in tandem with Surapong Kongthep to help boost their bid for a top-five finish in the league.

They are still among the top-flight clubs vying for the FA Cup top honours.

Choketawee coached Port during the 2019-2020 seasons and helped the team win the FA Cup for the first time in 10 years in 2019. He has also served as an assistant coach of the Thai national team in the past.

Surapong is a pro licence coach and has the experience of managing teams like BEC Tero Sasana (now Police Tero), Pattaya United (Samut Prakan City), Chiang Mai FC, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai United.

Also on Saturday night, Buriram United extended their advantage at the top with a 2-0 victory over BG Pathum United.

Goals from Haris Vuckic in the 11th minute and Suphanat Mueanta in the 71st helped the Thunder Castle add three more points to their tally.

Elsewhere, hosts Sukhothai were the surprise 2-1 winners over former champions Muang Thong United on Saturday night.

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