Title chasing Samut Prakan City FC visited Ratchaburi Mitr Phol’s lush stadium after coming off a heavy defeat to Buriram United. Ratchaburi Mitr Phol on the other hand have seen their consistant form ensure a place in the mid-table of the league. It would be the home team that would inflict another heavy defeat on visitors Samut Prakan City FC, coming away with a 5-2 win.
It would be the visitors who took the lead in the 31st minute, when a defensive error gifted Picha Autra the ballon the edge of the box. His shot would take a wicked deflection which wrong footed the goalkeeper to give Samut Prakan City FC the lead.
Samut Prakan City FC doubled their lead in the 47th minute with the goal coming from Picha Autra again. The energetic attacking midfielder was able to find space in the box to flick on a freekick into the far post for his second goal of the game.
This was when the Ratchaburi Mitr Phol fightback began. In the 56th minute Chayawat Srinawong would lose the ball on the edge of his own box after getting out fought for the ball. Ratchaburi winger Lossémy Karaboué would receive the ball, do a drag back to make simple some space before curling a left footed effort passed the keeper and pulling one back to make it 2-1.
Ratchaburi got their equalising goal soon afterwards from another Samut Prakarn defensive error, this time from Krailas Panyaroj. Krailas tried to play a casual pass out off defense while the Ratchaburi forward line were pressing high up the pitch. Yannick Boli managed to get the ball, take it past a defender before slotting the ball into the bottom corner to equalise much to the frustration of the Samut Prakan City players.
Ten minutes later Ratchaburi Mitr Phol managed to take the lead for the very first time in the game. As the ball was played into Javier Patiño, he flicked the ball behind with the outside of his foot to Jakkapan Pornsai and received it back in a slick one-two, before curling the ball into the top corner with a great finish, making it 3-2 to Ratchaburi.
Yoo Jun-soo then put the game to bed in the 79th minute when he headed in a corner at the front post. The South Korean has been in fine form after joining Ratchaburi on loan from parent club Pohang Steelers. Yoo Jun-soo has now scored 3 goals in 3 consecutive, which is not bad considering he is a defensive midfielder.
Ratchaburi put the icing on the cake in extra time, when Philip Roller broke down the right hand side. The Thai international right-back clipped the ball into the box which was met by Jakkapan Pornsai who took a touch before burying the team’s fifth goal in an emphatic win.
In a high pressured game for Samut Prakan City FC, it was Ratchaburi Mitr Pho who had very little on the line who performed the best. Ratchaburi made the defensive naivety of Samut Prakan’s youthful side pay, which made all the difference today.
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