Chonburi held ahead of AFC Cup clash

Chonburi's preparations for their do-or-die AFC Cup clash with Arbil were far from ideal as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bangkok Glass on Saturday.

Football News: Chonburi vs Bangkok Glass

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The Sharks take on the Iraqi outfit on Tuesday with their hopes of making the final hanging by a thread after a crushing 4-1 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final tie.

While the quality at coach Withaya Laohakul's disposal means they still retain a slim chance of overturning the deficit, that is unlikely to happen if they produce a repeat of Saturday evening's display against the Glass Rabbits at the Chonburi Stadium.

Things were looking good early on for Chonburi as they claimed a 21st-minute lead through Kiatprawut Saiwaeo, but Glass equalised on the stroke of halftime through Nigerian striker Samuel Ajayi.

And despite their opponents being in the midst of a wretched run of form, having eight leagues games without a win prior to the weekend, the hosts struggled to carve out any real openings in the entire second half and were left to settle for a share of the spoils.

In Saturday's other game, Chiangrai United piled more misery on already-relegated TTM Chiangmai with a 3-2 triumph at the United Stadium of Chiangrai.

Despite ultimately ending up on the losing side, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Leo netted, only for Victor Igbonefo to pull Chiangrai level just before the break.

Eight minutes into the second half, Greg Nwokolo fired the hosts ahead and their lead was doubled in the 75th minute when Leandro Assumpcao added a third.

Leo did give TTM late hope of forcing a draw when he grabbed his second of the game two minutes from time, but the Fighting Beetles ultimately held on for all three points.

Saturday's Thai Premier League Results

Chonburi 1-1 Bangkok Glass

Chiangrai United 3-2 TTM Chiangmai

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