Singapore international Ikhsan Fandi had one of the matches of his life as he scored four goals in BG Pathum United’s 7-2 demolition job of PT Prachuap in Wednesday’s Thai League 1 action. The striker was the pick of the action in the match, firing four times in an 11-minute window to leave the Killer Wasps utterly exterminated at the BG Stadium.
Willen Mota had actually gave 11th placed Prachuap the shock lead thanks to a 12th minute penalty before Ikhsan started his rampage only seven minutes afterward.
In the 19th minute, Ikhsan fired a short-ranged shot that struck Prachuap keeper Kwanchai Suklom, with the ball being deflected into the goal by Suklom’s knee.
Ikhsan then showed his stuff again in the 26th minute, heading in a Santiphap Channgom cross into Suklom’s goal, before three minutes afterward the Singaporean wrapped up his hat-trick, taking advantage of Suklom being unable to clear a long-ranged BGPU shot away from danger.
The quad-trick was completed in the 31st minute after Ikhsan seized upon an Apisit Sorada cross, firing a weak header that looped above Suklom and into the goal.
Prachuap were effectively dead and buried before the half-time whistle was even blown, after Worachit Kanitsribampem made it 5-1 in the 41st minute.
BGPU head coach Makoto Teguramori then hauled Ikshan off in half-time, in a move that many would see as giving Prachuap mercy considering the drubbing that the Killer Wasps had to endure in the first half. However, Ikhsan’s replacement was the lethal Diogo, and Prachuap’s misery continued for the next 45 minutes.
Willen pulled one back for Prachuap in the 63rd minute but that’s all that the Killer Wasps got in the second half, as Diogo teed up Teerasil Dangda for BGPU’s sixth of the evening in the 71st minute before ensuring that Prachuap are deader than dead with an injury-time penalty, completing a 7-2 mauling for the Glass Rabbits.
The win cemented BGPU’s position in 2nd place on the Thai League table, with league leaders Buriram United having their title coronation postponed yet again thanks to their 1-1 draw with Leo Chiangrai United at the Chang Arena on the same day.