Buriram continue early season charge (07/04/2011)



Leaders Buriram PEA continued their good run with a 2-0 win at Bangkok Glass in the Thai Premier League yesterday .

In-form BEC Tero Sasana moved to second with a comfortable 3-1 win against Chiang Rai United while Chonburi FC dropped to third after being held 2-2 at home by SCG Samut Songkhram.

Two-time defending champions Muang Thong United returned to form when they thrashed TTM FC Phichit 3-0 to revive their hopes of retaining the crown.

At Leo stadium, Buriram dominated for long periods with strike duo Franck Ohandza of Cameroon and Ghana's Frank Acheampong keeping Bangkok Glass' rearguard busy.

But the Thunder Castle had to wait until after 72 minutes to break the Glass defence thanks to a Sarif Sainui strike.

Kirati Keawsombut secured the three points for the visitors with 10 minutes to go.

SCG Samut Songkhram held Chonburi to a 2-2 draw to remain one of the two unbeaten sides, along with Buriram PEA.

In a lively match, Ekaphan Inthasen opened the scoring for Chonburi after 51 minutes only for Chokelarp Nilsang to equalise four minutes later.

SCG then stunned the hosts when Thana Sriphandorn gave them a 2-1 lead. Defender Chonlatit Jantakam came to the rescue of the Sharks late on.

At Thephatsadin stadium, Teerathep Winothai scored twice in the second and 13th minutes as BEC cruised to a 3-1 win against newcomers Chiang Rai.

Ronnachai Rangsiyo netted BEC's other goal in the 45th minute and the visitors got a consolation from Wasant Natasant after 62 minutes.

At Yamaha stadium, Muang Thong United put their title chase back on track after beating TTM Phichit 3-0. Christian Kouakou was on target in the 23rd minute and Datsakorn Thonglao added two more goals in the second half.

After losing their first five games without scoring a single goal, TOT SC are now one of the hottest teams.

They won 1-0 at Thai Port with a close range effort by Vicharn Nantasri in the 59th minute. It was their second win in a row after defeating Bangkok Glass 2-1 on Sunday.

At Thammasat Rangsit, hosts Insee Police United missed out on a victory when defender Nontaphan Jiesathawong scored an own goal in the dying minutes to give Si Sa Ket a 2-2 draw .

Source : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/230745/buriram-continue-early-season-charge