Leaders scrape last-gasp win (16/05/2011)



In a dramatic match, Thai Premier League leaders Buriram PEA needed two goals in injury time to scrape a 3-2 home win over lowly Navy at the I-Mobile stadium, last night .

Rangsan Vivatchaichok scored the winning goal for the Thunder Castle in the sixth minute of injury time.

A big home crowd was stunned when Navy raced into a 2-0 lead after goals from Wuthichai Asucheewa (6th) and Olof Watson (24th).

Two down at half-time, Buriram looked like they were heading for their first defeat of the season.

In the 69th minute the Thunder Castle pulled one back through Franck Ohandza, but despite intense pressure by the home side the struggling Navy team looked like thy would pull off a shock victory.

However, Sarif Sainui equalised in injury time and not content with a draw, captain Rangsan scored a dramatic winner seconds before the final whistle.

The Navy players slumped to their knees in despair after letting the game slip out of their hands.

There was another dramatic late comeback at Leo Stadium when Bangkok Glass striker Sarayuth Chaikamdee scored two injury time goals as his side came from behind to beat visitors Chiang Rai United 3-2.

Hironori Saruta put the Glass Rabbits 1-0 up in the opening minute of the match but Leotin Chitescu equalised in the ninth minute.

In the second half Chiang Rai captain, Wasant Natasant put the northern team 2-1 up lead with a superb long shot and the visitors looked to be on their way to a valuable three away points.

Bur then Sarayuth struck twice during the four minutes of added time to give his team victory.

At Samut Songkhram the hosts defeated TOT SC 3-1. Samut Songkhram took the lead in the 13th minute through Chokelarp Nilsang before Diouf Bireme added the second in the dying moments of the first half.

Diouf put the hosts further ahead in the 54th minute and although Kone Mohamed scored a late consolation goal for the visitors, Samut Songkhram ran out comfortable 3-1 winners.

In Phichit, the hosts defeated Amy United 1-0 with Korean player Kim Joo Yong scoring the only goal of the match in the 38th minute.

In Saraburi, lowly Sri Racha FC upset Osotspa M-150 2-1 to haul themselves off the bottom of the league.

Sri Racha took the lead in the 48th minute through Aron da Silva but Osotspa equalised with a goal from Marcio da Silva in the 61st minute.

The Blue Marlin kept pushing for the winner and Yodrak Namuangrak struck in the 85th minute for a much-needed three points .

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