Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket bounces back with 3-1 win over Surat Thani City

FOOTBALL: Phuket FC bounced back after suffering two defeats in a row with a comfortable 3-1 win over Surat Thani City FC at Surakul Stadium yesterday evening (Apr 9), moving them back up to 2nd in the league table.


Matt Pond

Monday 10 April 2017, 04:48PM

The Andaman Dragon opened the season with three straight successive wins before playing a goalless draw against Chumphon FC on March 19. However, in their last two games they suffered defeats, first at the hands of Satun United on March 26 then to Hat Yai FC on April 2.

But in yesterday’s game, which was dominated by Phuket, the team showed what they are really capable of, despite it being against the bottom-positioned team who have managed just one win and one draw thus far this season, and in all honesty, the scoreline should have read more like 7-1 had clear chances been put away by the hosts.

Phuket’s first chance came about 10 minutes into the game when a neat ball inside Surat’s penalty box found Nattapoom Maya (7) whose attempted shot at goal was well palmed over the bar by Surat’s keeper Sornnarai Jumrurai (40).

But an easier chance fell just five minutes later to Phuket’s Ivorian striker Yannick Pairice Touguessong (29) whose simple header was put wide of Surat’s goal.

Sadly, and it has to be said, Yannick could have have easily scored a hat-trick, at minimum, had he put away the chances that he had in yesterday’s game.

But it was Nattappom who opened the scoring for Phuket about 25 minutes into the first 45. A beautiful strike from about 15 yards outside of Surat’s penalty area floated over the head of Sornnarai and into the back of the net. 1-0 to the Dragon.

And it was only minutes later that Phuket extended their lead to two with a goal that Yannick may well have claimed for himself but was clearly an own goal.

Yannick’s shot from the six-yard box hit the post only to rebound back, deflect off a Surat defender and roll over the line. 2-0 to Phuket.

More chances fell to Yannick in the remainder of the first half, and had he been in his usual form the score could well have been 4-0 by the half-time whistle. But Phuket went in at half-time content with a 2-0 lead.

It was pretty much more of the same in the second half, more wasted chances from Yannick, Phuket’s keeper Ratchanon Intharawisoot (3) barely being tested, and another two gaols, but this time with each team getting on the score sheet.

The first goal came about two thirds of the way through the second 45, and this time, making up for all his missed chances, Yannick finally got on the goal he deserved.

A superb cross from the right flank found an unmarked Yannick on the edge of Surat’s six-yard box and this time he made no mistake heading the ball home. 3-0 to the Dragon.

The last goal of the game came about five minutes from time and was somewhat of a consolation goal for Surat Thani City.


A mistake in Phuket’s midfield left the field wide open and Surat Thani’s Pairat Kattiworng dealt well with pretty much the only clear chance they had all of the game.

Final score 3-1 to Phuket FC.

It should be noted that by scoring the opening goal for Phuket, Nattapoom has now taken his goal goal tally for the season to seven, still the Euro Cake Thai League 4’s highest scorer.

Yannick also getting on the score sheet now brings his tally to three, but had he scored all the chances he had yesterday he could well have overtaken Nattapoom as the league’s highest scorer.

All teams are now on a two-week break for Songkran, but Phuket will return to the action on April 23 when they will once again travel deeper south, this time to Phatthalung FC with kick-off for that game set for 6pm. Phatthalung currently sit at 3rd in the league table on equal points with Phuket (13).

The following week, April 30, which will also mark the start of the second half of the season, Phuket return to Surakul Stadium when they take on Sungaipadee FC, currently sitting at 8th in the league on five points. Kick-off for that game is also scheduled for 6pm.

Full Weekend Results

Saturday April 8

Sungaipadee FC 0 - 1 Pattani FC

Satun United 0 - 0 Chumphon FC

Sunday April 9

Yala United 1 - 1 Phatthalung FC

Phuket FC 3 - 1 Surat Thani City FC



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Singapore’s shining example

"Other cyclists shared the path with families, walkers and roller-skaters and it was noticeable how friendly and considerate everyone was of each...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration confirms 90-day reporting online is back

When clicking on to the site it states that it has an 'untrusted certificate' It also refers to Google Chrome which is my normal browser. I re...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration confirms 90-day reporting online is back

Clicked on the link and the site is in Thai??? How many Thai people have to report to immigration???...(Read More)

Phuket man hangs 11-month-old daughter, self in double-homicide jealousy

A monster killed this little girl. Perhaps it served some purpose for others to see what absolute evil is lurking out there. Which is more useful? ...(Read More)

Phuket Governor bestows UK Safer Roads Foundation ‘Key to the City’

Discover Thainess, normally i'd agree "Speed kills" is normally in a very few cases,not looking where you're going, on the phone, is...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration confirms 90-day reporting online is back

So many failing their "Duty of Care" the governor being at the top of the list. Why isn't there any interviews, from witnesses? Any...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration confirms 90-day reporting online is back

Security Issues galore...shouldn't really be surprised. ...(Read More)

Russian boy, 10, injured in Phuket parasail accident

Eagle@ It`s not so many people some us this madness parasailing and jet- ski any more, and I am very very happy fore that :)...(Read More)

Umbrellas, beach chairs banned again at Phuket’s Surin Beach

Blah-di-blah-di-blah. How ridiculous is this???...about the 10th time these bum vendors have been run off the beach, and I'm sure this time will ...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration confirms 90-day reporting online is back

My browser complains about a problem with the certificate "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER", not good....(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.