Bangkok University win Thailand Premier League (July 05, 2006)



Bangkok University captured the Thailand Premier League for the first time after beating defending champions Tobacco Monopoly 1-0 in the last match of the Thailand Premier League at their Rangsit campus last Sunday.

They finished one point ahead of runners up Osotsapa and three points clear of BEC Tero Sasana.

Bangkok University got the vital winning goal in the 64th minute through Suriya Domthaisong, although the fourth-placed Tobacco team protested, claiming Suriya had handled the ball.

The victory earned Bangkok University 10 million baht as champions.

At Chulalongkorn ground, Osotspa defeated Krung Thai Bank 1-0 with a goal from Kritsada Kengdem. This was enough for Osotspa to win three million baht for finishing second.

BEC Tero clinched third place by defeating the Provincial Electricity Authority 2-0 with goals from Teerathep Winothai and Pipat Tonkanya who was the top scorer in the league with 12 goals.

BEC Tero won two million baht while the PEA just avoided relegation in 10th place.

In other matches Thai-Honda FC defeated Royal Thai Army 3-2 but it was not enough for Honda to avoid relegation.

The other relegated side was Suphan Buri who were beaten 3-2 by Port Authority.

Bangkok Bank beat took fifth place by beating Chon Buri 3-2.

Bangkok University and Osotspa will be playing in the AFC Champions League in the next season.

STANDINGS

P W D L F A Pts

Bangkok University 22 11 6 5 25 17 39

Osotspa M-150 22 10 5 4 35 20 38

BEC Tero Sasana 22 9 9 4 32 14 36

Tobacco Monopoly 22 9 8 5 30 24 35

Bangkok Bank 22 10 4 8 26 28 34

Army 22 7 9 6 31 38 30

Port 22 7 7 8 21 28 28

Chon Buri 22 5 12 5 29 28 27

Krung Thai Bank 22 5 10 7 22 26 25

PEA 22 6 4 12 23 32 22

Thai-Honda FC 22 4 9 9 23 26 21

Suphan Buri 22 4 4 14 18 34 16