Buriram storm ahead (10/12/2011)



Barring a complete collapse in the home stretch, Buriram PEA should win their first Thai Premier League title after the Thunder Castle sealed a 1-0 win at Sri Racha yesterday.

Buriram's campaign was boosted by second-placed Muang Thong United's slip-up at Khon Kaen who came from two goals down to snatch a crucial 2-2 draw in their fight against relegation.

Buriram are now 16 points ahead of the defending champions who have had an unimpressive run lately.

At Suzuki stadium, Buriram squandered a lot of scoring chances before Franck Ohandza gave the visitors the lead just before half-time.

It was still a one-sided affair in the second half as Sri Racha failed to repeat their brilliant performances which saw them beat Buriram twice last season.

At Khon Kaen stadium, Muang Thong looked on course for an easy win when Anon Sangsanoi put them in front after just nine minutes.

Muang Thong seemed to have bagged the three points when Teerasil Dangda made it 2-0 in the second half.

But the Dinosaurs fought back spiritedly and scored twice in the final two minutes from Saksit Yuencheewit and Choke Sukkaew.

At Samut Songkhram stadium, SCG Samut Songkhram still have to fight to avoid the drop after losing 3-2 to TTM Phichit.

SCG got off to a fast start when Thana Sripandorn opened the scoring after just six minutes.

TTM equalised through South Korea's Kim Joo Yong on 24 minutes.

The visitors went ahead after 63 minutes through Kanuang Buransuk only for Frenchman Christian Hermann Zaro to equalise for the hosts.

But Kraikitti Inutane broke SCG's hearts when he scored the winner with three minutes to go.

At TOT stadium, TOT SC drew 0-0 with Si Sa Ket.

Source : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/270240/buriram-storm-ahead