Football Tribe Thailand
The Thai League has a new leader this weekend when Port FC thrashed visiting PT Prachuap FC 5-0. It was a fantastic team performance from the Port Lions as 5 different players got on the scoresheet. Jadet Meelarp’s men are now top of T1 with 14 points from 7 games, currently 2 points ahead of Buriram United. However, the defending champions have a game in hand over the new leaders, as their matchday 7 fixture was postponed to allow for better AFC Champions League preparation.
Elsewhere, Bangkok United beat struggling Suphanburi FC 4-0, moving up to 5 place – just 3 points off top spot. Salvadorian striker Nelson Bonilla netted twice for his side, forming an excellent partnership with former Japan international Mike Havenaar. Going into this game, pressure was building on Bangkok United’s head coach Mano Polking after midweek’s 4-2 defeat to Chonburi FC, but this result might just be the confidence boost the side need to get their season going.
Finally, Sunday saw Muangthong United collapse away against Nakhon Ratchasima FC, who came out as 3-1 winners. This is the Swat Cat’s first ever league victory over the Kirins. Newly appointed coach Yoon Jong-Hwan, formerly of Cerezo Osaka and Ulsan Hyundai, was also in attendance.
The league is now set for a two-week break for the Thai festival of Songkran and will return on the 19th of April.