Muangthong United’s inconsistent start to the 2018 Thai League 1 campaign continued on Saturday as they played out a 1-1 draw with Chiangrai United.
Things could have been even worse for the Kirins at the SCG Stadium as Sivakorn Tiatrakul handed Chiangrai a 12th-minute lead, applying the finishing touch after being released by a fine passing move involving Piyaphon Phanichakul, Cleiton Silva and Bajram Nebihi.
However, Jaja Coelho equalised five minutes before the break when he ran onto Charyl Chappuis’ incisive through-pass and clinically fired past Chatchai Budprom to salvage a share of the spoils for the hosts.
Still, Muangthong are already five points off the pace after picking up just seven from their opening four matches.
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Over at the Boonyachinda Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima notched their third win of the campaign as they beat Police Tero 1-0.
Following a goalless first half, the breakthrough finally arrived in the 79th minute when Ekkachai Rittipan found the back of the net.
Ubon UMT United were also winners on Saturday with their 1-0 triumph over bottom side Air Force Central, which came courtesy of a Thaweekun Thong-on strike ten minutes from time.
Finally, Lukian scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as Pattaya United defeated Navy 1-0.