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Torrential Rain Affects Thai League Matches Within BMR

The Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR) has been experiencing torrential rain in the past few days, which led to floods to occur at various parts of the region. This in turn affected a number of Thai League matches played over last weekend, leading to two matches being relocated, one being called off mid-way, and one being outright postponed.

Police Tero were supposed to host Buriram United at the Boonyachinda Stadium in Bangkok’s Lak Si District on Saturday, but the Silver Shield Dragons were forced to relocate to Ratchaburi FC’s Dragon Solar Park (formerly Mitr Phol Stadium) due to flooding in the surrounding area. Tero were thrashed 4-1 by Buriram, with Lonsana Doumbouya and Goran Causic bagging themselves a brace each.

Recently relegated Samut Prakan City FC were also forced to relocate due to the floods, with the Thai League 2 outfit hosting another recently relegated side in Chiangmai United at Chonburi FC’s Chonburi Stadium. Unlike Tero, however, Samut Prakan City were victorious at their home away from home, winning 2-0 on Saturday.

The third match affected by heavy raining within the BMR was True Bangkok United’s home match against Ratchaburi on Sunday. With the scores still tied at a 0-0 deadlock, the match at True Stadium was called off in the 53rd minute due to the heavy rainfall, the second Thai League 1 match this season to be postponed mid-way through due to the rain after Tero’s home match against Port FC two weeks ago. Said match will be replayed on September 28th from the point of postponement, with Bangkok United’s match with Ratchaburi to be continued at a later date.

Kasetsart FC’s home game against Grand Andaman Ranong United at the Insee Chantarasatit Stadium within the Kasetsart University campus in Bangkok’s Chatuchak District was postponed until September 22nd, with the Thai League 2 game being previously scheduled to be played out last Sunday.

Other matches within the BMR last weekend were held as usual, with Muangthong United being thrashed 5-1 by Chonburi at the Thunderdome Stadium in Nonthaburi, while Customs United were beaten 1-0 by fellow BMR rivals Nakhon Pathom United at the Lat Krabang 54 Stadium.