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Giorgi heads Phuket FC back to fifth



PHUKET: It was an exciting weekend for the Thai Sports world, especially for Thailand’s professional and semi-professional football leagues.

Phuket FC seized back their 5th place ranking in the 18-team Yamaha League One (division 1) with a much needed 0-1 win on the road to Rayong United on Saturday evening.

The match’s only allowed goal was scored by Georgian import Giorgi Tsimakuridze who headed in a cross in the 22nd minute to score his fourth of the season.

For video highlights, click here.

The Islanders now return home to host Thai Premiere League side Ratchaburi Mitrphol in a do or die Thailand FA Cup third round match.

To be played at Phuket’s Surakul Stadium, kickoff will be 6pm this Wednesday June26 (click here for map).

Win or lose, the 5th placed Islanders need to conserve their energy for their next league match on Saturday, June 29 against 6th placed Nakhon Ratchasima FC – the Swat Cats. Kickoff is at 6.30pm.

Following are all the YL1 results from this weekend, followed by results from the TPL and division 2 South:

  • PTT Rayong 1-0 Korat
  • BBCU 0-0 Gulf Saraburi
  • Si Racha 2-5 Trat
  • Rayong Utd 0-1 Phuket
  • Khon Kaen 2-0 Airforce
  • Singthareua 1-1 Nakhon Pathom Utd
  • Rayong FC 2-0 TTM FC
  • Krabi 2-2 Bangkok
  • Royal Navy 0-1 Ayutthaya
  • 1. Airforce 16/37
  • 2. PTT Rayong 15/33
  • 3.Bkk 16/29
  • 4. Port Lions 16/28
  • 5. Phuket 15/25
  • 6. Korat 16/23
  • 11. Krabi 16/18

Top scorers YL1

  • Lee Tuck of Bangkok 12 goals = Brit Fwd
  • Recio Matthias Eduardo of Khon Kaen 10 goals = Argentine Fwd
  • Leandro De Oliveira da Luz of Port Lions 9 goals = Brazilian Fwd
  • Camara Souleymane of Nakhon Pathom = 9 goals

Phuket’s best scorer is Dudu, joint fifth in the league with 6 goals, followed by Giorgi (4), and Doumeng with 3 goals; Nenebi and Chana each have scored two goals.

Thai Premier League results

  • Chainat 3 – 1 Bangkok Glass
  • Osotspa Saraburi 2 – 1 Army Utd
  • Samut Songkhram 2 – 1 Chonburi
  • Insee Police Friends 0 – 0 Ratchaburi Mitrphol
  • Chiangrai Utd 0-0 Pattaya Utd
  • Buriram 6-2 Bangkok Utd
  • Songkhla Utd 4-0 TOTSC
  • SCG Muang Thong Utd 3-1 BEC Tero

TPL Top 5 – GP / Pts

  • 1. Buriram 15 /39
  • 2. SCG MTU 16 / 35
  • 3. Chonburi 15 / 30
  • 4. Suphanburi 15 / 29
  • 5. BEC Tero 14 / 27

TPL Top Scorers

  • Gonzalez Carmelo of Buriram 15 = Spanish midfielder
  • Patino Lachica of Buriram 11 = Filipino striker
  • Wuitchai Tathong of Suphan 8 goals = Thai striker
  • Cleiton Silva of BEC 8 goals = Brazilian Fwd


AIS Southern Region (Division 2) Results:

  • Phang Nga 3-1 Satun Utd (video footage of this match click here)
  • Pattalung 1-1 Nakhon Sri Heritage
  • Pattani FC 0-1 Surat Thani FC
  • Chumphon 1-0 Trang
  • Yala FC 0-2 Nara Utd

Also on the Isthmus of Kra, Wester Region D2

  • Hua Hin City 0-0 Prachuap FC

Biggest D2 defeats

  • Chaiyaphum 5-1 Mukdahan City
  • Kalasin 0-4 Roi Et United
  • Lampang 0-3 Chiang Mai
  • Nakhon Nayok 4-0 Rangsit Uni.
  • Bluak Dang FC 0 – 4 Sa Kaeo City

Keep checking the Phuket Gazette’s Sports pages, join our Facebook fan page or follow us on Twitter for the most in-depth local sporting news.

— Steven Layne


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