With games currently coming think and fast in the Thai League Samut Prakan City FC host Trat FC as they look to end a poor run where they have lost consecutive games. While Trat FC have also seen consecutive losses as they sit in mid-table. However it was the visitors who were to inflict the third consecutive loss on Samut Prakan City FC, as they see their title challenge fall apart.
Samut Prakan City FC took the lead early on in the 11th minute, when winger Phumin Kaewta crossed the ball into the box. Forward Chayawat Srinawong was able to meet the cross ahead of defender Baihakki Khaizan and flick home the lead.
The lead did not last long as Trat FC were able to equalise a few minutes later. A long ball was played into the box, and as keeper Supawat Yokakul went to cliam the ball, he collided with teammate Jakkapan Praisuwan. The ball then fell to Adefolarin Durosinmi who was free to tap into an empty net and equalise for Trat FC.
Samut Prakan City FC dominated the rest of the first half, creating plenty of clear cut chances. They managed to hit the woodwork with Teeraphol Yoryoei, and drawing good saves with efforts from Chayawat Srinawong and Jaroensak Wonggorn however were kept at bay.
Trat FC sprinted out of the second half and got a goal within seconds. Japanese midfielder Yuki Bamba chased down the ball and blocked Jakkapan Praisuwan’s clearance, gaining possession and then proceeded to curl the ball into the goal and give Trat FC the lead.
In the 90th minute Samut Prakan City FC looked to have got a last gasp equaliser from Phumin Kaewta’s header. Midfielder Nopphon Ponkam had played a long ball into the box, as Phumin Kaewta found himself in the box. Phumin then headed a soft effort at goal, however keeper Todsaporn Sri-reung was caught in two minds whether to catch the ball or push it away. In the end the keeper ended up clumsily deflecting it into his own goal.
However, that was not the last goal of the game. In the dying seconds of extra time Samut Prakan’s Nopphon Ponkam was muscled off the ball by Bireme Diouf who then played a through ball to Lonsana Doumbouya who then finished on the stretch.
Overall, this was a very entertaining game. Trat FC showed that they deserve to keep their place in the Thai top division, while Samut Prakan City FC appear to have let their title challenge slip away.
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