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Matchday 18: Suphanburi 2 - Chiangrai United 0

June 25, 2016

Matchday 18: Suphanburi 2 - Chiangrai United 0

Matchday 18 of Thai Premier League, first match of the second leg, in which Suphanburi received the visit of Chiangrai United. Local win by 2-0 in a game where three of the new signings of Suphanburi made their debut, Tasevski, Tanasith and Yong.

The first chances of the game were for the visiting team, first in a corner-kick executed from the right side that was headed slightly out to the left of Sinthaweechai’s goal, and then with a shot from outside the box not too powerful but aimed to the left post that Sinthaweechai had to clear to corner with some difficulties. Suphanburi answered with a great play by Tanasith in left wing, who received the ball in the side line and after dribbling three rival players into the centre of the attack he shot on goal from the edge of the box and the ball was cleared to corner by the goalkeeper with a great save. Chiangrai had another chance with a far free-kick that went out nearly touching the bar of the local’s goal. However, it was Suphanburi who took the lead in the scoreboard; it was minute 25. A counterattack led by Dellatorre in the centre of the attack ended with a pass to the left for the breakthrough of Tasevski, who controlled the ball in the edge of the box and beat the goalkeeper with a low shot close to the left post of the goal. Same Dellatorre could increase the advantage with two chances, first after receiving the ball in the edge of the box but his shot went over the bar, and then in a corner-kick executed from the left side to the far post, Rozario headed it towards the penalty spot where Dellatorre shot with a bicycle-kick but the goalkeeper placed a great hand to clear to corner. The last chance of the first half was for the visiting team, with a strong shot from outside the box that Sinthaweechai blocked with some trouble.

The second half was much more closed, with fewer opportunities for both teams. The first chance of the second half was very similar to the last chance of the first half, a strong shot from outside the box for Chiangrai United that Sinthaweechai sent to corner. In the first serious attempt on goal in the second half, Suphanburi increased the advantage in the scoreboard; it was the 71st minute. A crossing from the right side by Naphat was headed on goal by Chitchanok standing alone in the edge of the small box, the ball entered the goal close to the right post. The recently substituted Yong had the opportunity to score the third goal in a counterattack in right wing, but his shot from inside the box sided to the right was blocked by the goalkeeper.

With this win Suphanburi escalates one spot in the table and is now ninth with 24 points, tied to BEC Tero Sasana who is tenth. On top, Muang Thong increases the advantage and is now leader with 48 points, four points ahead of Bangkok United, who is second.