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Matchday 5: Muang Thong United 1 – Ratchaburi 2

March 26, 2014

Matchday 5: Muang Thong United 1 – Ratchaburi 2

In Week 5 of the Thai Premier League we had a tough home game against Muangthong United, The leaders of the competition at the time. We came out of this game on top, beating them 1-2.

Muangthong United, one of the most successful clubs in recent years the Thai league, a finalist last year and champion in 2009, 2010 and 2012. The first haft ended with. Muangthong leading 0:1. Their goal came from a 42nd minute corner. In the second half Muanghong came close to increasing their lead, but the shot hit the bar. In the 65th minute all seemed lost as we went a man down after the sending off of Chutipol. But luck seemed to be on our side when in the 89th minute we went level, thanks to an own goal. An Heberty shot ricocheted of the bar and fell to a defender who deflected ball into his own net. The winning goal was struck from well outside the box near the sideline, with a high loping ball that caught the Muangthong keeper out of his net.

After the match, the web site goal.com, voted Heberty Prayat as man of the match and the best eleven and chose me as the coach of the day, it is a tremendously proud day for the team, but more important is the victory that allows us to keep climbing the table. We are now 2nd behind Singhtarua FC thanks to their superior goal difference as we both have 11 points.