Shock defeat for Chonburi; Chainat seal top-flight status

Third-placed Chonburi were dealt a shock defeat in the Thai Premier League on Saturday evening after falling to a 3-1 defeat to Police United at the Thammasat Stadium.

Showing a real cutting edge in front of goal in the opening 45, the hosts took the lead after 11 minutes when Sompob Nilwong opened the scoring, before Daniel Lins Cortes added a second three minutes before the half-hour mark.

Michael Murcy then added a third for Police in the 37th minute and they were never in danger of losing the three points from then, although the Sharks did manage to pull one back a minute from time through an effort from veteran striker Pipob On-mo.

Over at the Khao Plong Stadium, Chainat sealed their place in the top flight for another season after cruising to a 3-0 victory over Suphanburi.

After he had broken the deadlock in the 24th minute, Sumanya Purisay doubled his and his side’s tally three minutes after halftime, before completing his hat-trick in the 87th minute to round off the scoring.

BEC Tero Sasana got back to winning ways after coming back from behind twice to beat Osotspa Saraburi 4-2 at the M-150 Saraburi Stadium.

Anthony Moura-Komenan fired the hosts after ten minutes, but the Fire Dragons equalised when Wichaya Dechmitr found the back of the net in the 52nd minute.

Kabfah Boonmatoon then struck on the hour mark to restore Osotspa’s lead, but BEC Tero hit back once more three minutes later through a Cleiton Silva effort.

The Brazilian then claimed his 18th goal of the campaign in the 80th minute to put the visitors ahead for the first time, before Wichaya grabbed a brace of his own two minutes from time to wrap up the win for his side.

Finally, Bangkok United picked up a valuable 1-0 win over Songkhla United that comes a real boost to their bid to avoid relegation, courtesy of Paul Ekollo’s 37th-minute winner.

Saturday’s Thai Premier League Results

Chainat 3-0 Suphanburi

Osotspa Saraburi 2-4 BEC Tero Sasana

Songkhla United 0-1 Bangkok United

Police United 3-1 Chonburi

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