Connect with us


Phuket Islanders look to charge the Bangkok Bulls

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: Yamaha League One’s fifth placed team, Phuket FC got a boost of confidence on Wednesday, downing bay-neighbors from the second division, Phang Nga FC 3-1 in a friendly match at Thanyapura.

Opening the scoring for the Southern friendly was the Islander’s Georgian striker, Giorgi who net the ball on 12 minutes. This was followed by a goal from Thai defender, Wuttipong on 30 minutes.

Phang Nga’s Nyetam Bilong brought his side into contention with a goal on 45 minutes, but Phuket’s new Cameroonian signing, Ludovick Takam sealed the result, finding the back of the net in the 61st minute.

High on their victory, Phuket are now in the ‘Big Mango’ for a tough challenge against the Bangkok FC “Iron Bulls”.

The match is scheduled for a 4:30pm kickoff at Chalerm Prakiet Stadium in the Bang Mod district of Bangkok, off the Chao Phraya’s western bank in Thonburi, which willl be broadcast live on True Visions 116.

In third place and thus sitting on the final ticket for promotion to the Thai Premier League (TPL) the Bulls are also elated from their recent penalty shootout FA Cup victory against TPL side Army United.

Though in dire need of a victory, Phuket’s defenders will have to be cautious and watch out for Yorkshire golden boy, Lee Tuck who leads the league’s golden boot competition with 13 goals. Tuck was also last year’s YL1 golden boot winner.

Bangkok’s deadly arsenal also comprises African-Swede forward, Carl Watson (9 goals), as well as Japanese midfielder Yuki Bamba (7) and Phuket’s former top Thai striker Thawin Butsombat, who has scored five goals for Bangkok in this year’s campaign.

Phuket’s top scorers include Luiz Purcino (6) and Giorgi Tsimakuridze (4), Geoffrey Doumeng (3), Nenebi Tra Sylvester and Chana Sonwiset (both two goals); new signing Ludovick Takam also scored a goal in his first and only appearance, against BBCU a few weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the transfer paperwork for Cruzeiro [a top level Brazilian club] youth star, Cristian Alex has not been finalized and Phuket will likely have to play one more crucial match without his play-making genius.

All YL1 fixtures this weekend:

  • 5pm 3rd placed Bangkok (32) vs 5th Phuket (27) @ Chalerm Prakiet Bang Mod
  • 4pm 16th TTM vs 7th Korat @ Bunyajinda
  • 6pm 2 PTT Rayong (38) vs 8 N Pathom (8) @PTT Stadium
  • 6m 4 Port Lions (31pts) vs 6 Trat (27) @ PAT Stadium
  • 6pm Rayong Utd vs Navy @ Rayong Stadium
Sunday 6pm
  • 13 Krabi vs 1 Air Force @ Krabi Stadium
  • 12 Khon Kaen vs 10 Gulf Saraburi @OrBorJor Khon Kaen
  • 17 Rayong FC vs 11 Ayudhaya
  • 14 Si Racha vs 9 BBCU
Keep checking the Phuket Gazette’s
sports pages, join our Facebook fan page or follow us on Twitter for the latest local, national and international sporting news.

— Steven Layne


Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand1 hour ago

Tourism officials eye August reopening under “Pattaya Move On” travel scheme

Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Covid vaccine for foreigners, PM “not going anywhere”, Boss update | June 15

Best of2 hours ago

Top 8 Affordable Hotels to stay in Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Thailand3 hours ago

Central Bankruptcy Court approves Thai Airways debt restructuring plan

Best of3 hours ago

Top 5 secret islands and beaches in Thailand

Best of3 hours ago

5 best national parks in Phuket

Thailand3 hours ago

Australian man arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Thai border town

Best of3 hours ago

10 best fruits and vegetables in Thailand

Thailand3 hours ago

3 dead in 3 truck crash in Surat Thani

Thailand4 hours ago

Bangkok Post and Fazwaz join together to galvanise property listings platform

Bangkok5 hours ago

CCSA has yet to begin talks on lifting alcohol ban at Bangkok restaurants

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Yala enters lockdown today

Thailand5 hours ago

Thai police say they’ve gathered “strong evidence” on transnational drug trade

Phuket5 hours ago

Indonesian fisherman rescued after 9 days adrift at sea

Thailand6 hours ago

More than 100 cats rescued from owner

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8