Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Sports: Dragons still on fire despite the rain

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: A single goal in the final minutes of the first half was enough for Thai Yamaha 1 runaway league leaders, Ratchaburi FC to prevail over Phuket FC last night.

Played on a damp pitch under overcast skies at Surakul Stadium, the match was one of the first for Phuket FC this season to be broadcast live on national cable (True Visions).

Despite the threat of rain the match still managed to attract 3,570 fans, a new home attendance record for Phuket FC this season.

The previous high of 3,200 was set on May 19 when Phuket hosted Airforce United, a turnout which was matched again on July 7 when Krabi FC were in town.

Standing out from the crowd was a vocal and reasonably-sized contingent of orange and blue shirted away fans who had bused it down from Ratchaburi.

Enjoying strong support, even on their away games, the Dragons were promoted to Division 1 after being crowned Division 2 national champions last year.

The scoreline could have been wider with Ratchaburi dominating possession and having most of the opportunities on goal.

The first real shot came on 10 minutes when Ratchaburi’s leading scorer, Brazilian striker Douglas Gordoza, took a free kick from the edge of the penalty box.

Though on target, the shot went straight through to Phuket’s keeper, local kid, Kampon Phatomakkakul.

Ratchaburi continued to dominate play, but it was looking like a struggling Phuket defense would escape to half time with the scores level.

However, in the second and final minute of added time, Ratchaburi got one last chance before the break with a free kick.

Taken by midfielder Attapong Nooprom from the left side of the box, the shot bounced past Phuket’s keeper and hit the far post.

Gordoza was positioned well to capitalize on the deflected ball, sending it into the back of the net, scoring his 13th of the season.

With the outcome looking hazy for the home team, a stroke of luck looked to work in favor of the Islanders when Ratchaburi midfielder Rattana Phectaporn was given his second yellow card and sent off.

But even with a man advantage, Phuket failed to find an equalizer.

Their best attacking moment all night came on 74 minutes.

Midfielder Jongnok Wattana, who had a surprise start finally shaking off a foot injury, took a free kick near the half-way line, finding the head of Nenebi.

The header hit the cross bar and Niran Panthong had a chance to cash in, but his shot was sailed way over the cross-bar.

Phuket’s Wuttipong Sittitanyakit was given his second yellow late in the game with a dangerous sliding tackle on Ratchaburi’s towering Cameroonian, Bouba Abbo, who had broken through the defense in the minutes of the game.

For all highlights of the game click here.

Other Thai Yamaha One scores this weekend:
JW Rangsit 0 – 2 Khon Kaen
Songkhla 0 – 1 Suphan Buri
Krabi 2 – 0 Gulf Saraburi
Royal Navy 1 – 0 Phatthalung
Chanthaburi 0 – 2 Airforce United
Rajpracha 0 – 1 Bangkok United
Nakhon Ratchasima 2 – 2 Bangkok FC
PTT Rayong 1 – 2 Sri Racha Suzuki FC

— 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

image

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:

Myanmar11 hours ago

Burmese military media outlets say ethnic army killed 25 workers

Thailand13 hours ago

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says drug suppression should to be a national priority

Thailand14 hours ago

Purchases of fancy street lamps being investigated for possible corruption

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

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

Thailand15 hours ago

Thailand News Today | BKK parks re-open… nearly, tropical storm, airport security upgrade | June 14

Thailand15 hours ago

Missing fisherman’s body found in sea off Nakhon Si Thammarat

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

CCSA: We’re out of vaccines

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

Ayutthaya hospital to test all staff for Covid after 18 test positive

Thailand16 hours ago

13 teenagers arrested in Chon Buri for partying, gathering

Crime16 hours ago

Crime Suppression Division seizes dozens of illegal firearms in a series of raids

Crime17 hours ago

Marijuana valued at 10 million baht seized in Nakhon Phanom, 2 arrested

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 3,355 new cases, provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Almost 100% of teachers and staff vaccinated in Bangkok

Thailand19 hours ago

Almost 8 million register for stimulus scheme, app briefly goes down

Best of19 hours ago

Top 5 best temples in Bangkok

Thailand19 hours ago

Good Morning Thailand | What’s happening in Pattaya, Phuket sandbox, reopening for tourism

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

Phuket3 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

Trending