Chonburi up to fourth; BEC Tero edge Glass

Chonburi moved up to fourth in the Thai Premier League after recording their third straight win with a 1-0 victory over TOT.

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Gabriel Tan

By Gabriel Tan

Heading into the weekend's clash at the Chonburi Stadium on the back of 5-1 and 2-0 victories over Pattaya United and Bangkok United respectively, the Sharks were slight favourites to see off TOT but struggled to find a way past their resilient opponents.

However, the breakthrough came in the 79th minute when substitute Anucha Kitpongsri drilled in a cross towards the near post that was deflected by Lee Jun-ki into his own net.

Over at the 72-years Anniversary Stadium, Bangkok Glass were brought back down to earth after recording their first win of the season on Wednesday, falling to a 1-0 loss at the hands of BEC Tero Sasana.

The only goal of the game in the fifth minute when Fire Dragons captain Rangsan Viwatchaichok netted, but it proved enough to hand his side their fourth win of the campaign, which helped them rise to fifth on the table.

High-flying Suphanburi are now the closest challengers to leaders and defending champions Muangthong United after they leapfrogged Buriram United into second place, despite a 1-1 draw at Army United.

Following a goalless first half, the visitors took the lead in the 49th minute through a Wuttichai Tathong strike, although they ultimately had to settle for a share of the spoils after Army equalised nine minutes from time when Chainarong Tathong netted his fourth goal of the season.

Finally, Police United were unable to hold on their halftime lead as they played out a 1-1 draw at home to Songkhla United.

Having taken the lead in the 42nd minute through a Chakrit Buathong effort, the Silver Shields looked on track for all three points until 14 minutes from time, when Brazilian forward Aron da Silva equalised for Songkhla.

Samut Songkhram and Sisaket were originally scheduled to lock horns at the Samut Songkhram Stadium but the match was postponed to a later date.

Sunday's Thai Premier League Results

Army United 1-1 Suphanburi

BEC Tero Sasana 1-0 Bangkok Glass

Chonburi 1-0 TOT

Police United 1-1 Songkhla United

Samut Songkhram P-P Sisaket

Image courtesy of Chonburi FC

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