Bangkok Post

Port and Kirins post first wins since T1 restart

- TOR CHITTINAND Sports · Soccer · League One · Thai Premier League · Chonburi

>>Big-spend­ing Port and for­mer cham­pi­ons SCG Muang Thong United ended their win­less runs in Thai League 1 last night.

While Port picked up a 3-2 vic­tory at Trat, Muang Thong recorded a 2-1 home win over Ratch­aburi.

The joy that en­gulfed the Port dugout — with new coach Sarawut Treep­han at the helm of the team for the first time — when He­berty Fer­nan­des found the net in the 34th minute lasted only five min­utes. Trat’s Sit­ti­chok Paso chipped home from close range to en­sure the two sides went into the break lev­elled.

Ni­tipong Se­lanon’s an­gu­lar drive from out­side the box a cou­ple of min­utes af­ter the break gave Port their sec­ond, but Mustafa Azad­zoy headed home the lev­eller at 68 min­utes.

Ser­gio Suarez struck late to give Port their first win since the re­sump­tion of matches in the top flight two weeks ago.

The Kirins also suc­ceeded in pick­ing up three points for the first time since the restart with their home win last night.

Muang Thong United started pil­ing pres­sure on the vis­i­tors early when Der­ley missed the tar­get by a whisker and Wil­lian Popp was de­nied by Ratch­aburi goal­keeper Ukrit Wong­meema.

The first goal came at the end of a 25th-minute counter-at­tack when Der­ley put the Kirins ahead.

Ratch­aburi were more ac­tive in the sec­ond half and there was drama be­fore their search for the equaliser ended as VAR de­nied them a goal, ad­judg­ing that scorer Yan­nick Boli had com­mit­ted hand­ball.

Ratch­aburi even­tu­ally got the lev­eller in 57th minute from the Javier Patino but to see the Kirins claim the win­ner 15 min­utes from time when Su­porn Peena­gat­apho’s shot de­flected off Ukrit’s and ended up in the net.

In an­other game last night, hosts Po­lice Tero were de­feated 2-1 by Chon­buri at Boonya­jinda Sta­dium.

 ??  ?? KIRINS’ HERO: SCG Muang Thong United’s Der­ley in ac­tion against Ratch­aburi.
KIRINS’ HERO: SCG Muang Thong United’s Der­ley in ac­tion against Ratch­aburi.

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