Chonburi rout Persipura Jayapura 4-1 (27/04/2011)

FA Cup winners Chonburi FC put their AFC Cup campaign back on track after they defeated Persipura Jayapura of Indonesia 4-1 in their Group H game at Chonburi stadium yesterday .

The Sharks lost 3-0 to the Indonesian club two weeks ago in Indonesia.

Chonburi moved up from third place to top their group with seven points from four games. Persipura also have seven points but the Sharks have a better goal difference.

Defender Suree Sukha headed home a Jetsadakorn Hemdang cross from the right flank to put Chonburi ahead after 16 minutes.

The Sharks grew increasingly confident after that early goal.

Captain Pipob On-Mo made it 2-0 to the home side in the 35th minute when he pounced from close range following a fine delivery from the left side by Arthit Sunthornpit.

Chonburi continued to press for the third goal and eventually got what they deserved with five minutes left before half-time. Anucha Kitpongsri was fouled in the area and veteran midfielder Therdsak Chaiman put away the penalty to make it 3-0.

Chonburi maintained their pressure after the re-start with the lively Pipob a constant threat up front.

The matter got worse for Persipura who were reduced to 10 men in the 59th minute when Ortizan Berthilon Salossa received his second yellow card after a foul on Chonburi's Japanese star Kazuto Kushida .

The Sharks got their fourth goal in the 71st minute. Suppasek Kaikaew beat the offside trap as he charged down the right flank before sending in a fine cross to Pipob who punished the visitors' sloppy defence with his second goal on the night.

Persipura pulled a goal back via defender Bio Paulin who headed home from a corner kick in the 75th minute.

In the other match of the same group, South China of Hong Kong drew 3-3 with India's East Bengal at Barabati stadium in India .

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