Army fall to first defeat in TPL; shock loss for BK Glass

Army United missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the Thai Premier League on Sunday after being handed their first defeat of the season in a 3-1 loss to Osotspa.

Army were initially on course for victory at the Thai Army Sports Stadium when Ernesto Amantegui put them ahead in the 24th minute, but Addison Alves fired the visitors level four minutes into the second half.

Alves then struck again in the 75th minute to put Osotspa ahead, before Anthony Moura-Komenan found the back of the net with three minutes remaining to wrap up the three points for his side.

Like Army, Bangkok Glass also failed to overtake Suphanburi at the summit after falling to a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of TOT, who claimed their first win in six games in the process.

Noppol Pol-udom opened the scoring for the hosts at the TOT Stadium Chaeng Watthana a minute after the half-hour mark, and they edged  further ahead when Supakit Niamkong struck in the 60th minute.

The Glass Rabbits reduced the deficit in injury-time when Leandro Oliveira found the back of the net but it proved to be too little too late, as they slumped to their first loss of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Chonburi’s unconvincing start to 2015 continued as they had to come from behind twice to force a 2-2 draw against newly-promoted Nakhon Ratchasima at the Chonburi Stadium.

The Swat Cats opened the scoring after just six minutes when defender Parinya Utapao notched his third goal of the season, only for Juliano Mineiro to equalise for the hosts two minutes after the half-hour mark.

It then looked as though the visitors had stolen the win when Lee Tuck restored their lead in the 72nd minute, but with four minutes remaining, Chonburi skipper Pipob On-mo opened his account for 2015 with a trademark header to force the draw.

Finally, Ratchaburi were unable to make it two wins in a row as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Chainat at the Dragons Arena.

Although Genki Nagasato had fired Ratchaburi ahead after three minutes, Alex netted seven minutes into the second half to level the scores for the visitors.

The Dragons then had a golden opportunity to win it when they were awarded a penalty with eight minutes remaining but the usually-prolific Heberty failed to convert from 12 yards, leaving both sides to settle for a share of the spoils.

Sunday’s Thai Premier League Results

Chonburi 2-2 Nakhon Ratchasima

Ratchaburi 1-1 Chainat

Army United 1-3 Osotspa

TOT 2-1 Bangkok Glass

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