The Phuket News Premier League predictions 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 FC cheated: Satun take league title amid controversial goal disallow

FOOTBALL: Satun United drew 1-1 with Phuket FC on Sunday night (Aug 20) to take the title of 2017 Euro Cake Thai League 4 champions.

football, corruption, culture,


Matt Pond

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 11:18AM


However, the issue of whether Satun should have picked up the league title following Sunday’s game now has a large cloud over it as video footage from the game clearly shows that Phuket had a goal cross Satun’s goal line which the linesman decided should not be allowed.

This writer was stood in a far worse position than the linesman when the goal was scored and could clearly see that the entire ball had crossed the line.

In fact, having spoken to players and fans following the game, even people at the far end of the pitch confirmed they saw the ball cross the line.

So now one question hangs in the air; why did the match officials not see what everybody else saw?

And all this comes at a time when the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has said it is looking to send a team to Thailand to investigate irregularities in match results (see story here).

It was a make or break game for both teams yesterday, firstly because Satun could have, and did, become league champions. Secondly, because Phuket need as many points as possible as they attempt to keep their 2nd spot in the league table with the aim of reaching the Thai League 4 Champions League and vie for a promotion placed to Thai League 3.

And Phuket got off to a great start opening the scoring just 12 minutes into the game.

A shot from Phuket’s Thawatchai Suphanam (23) was fumbled by Satun keeper Safaree Nunsen (30), the ball fell to the feet of their defender Mohamed Mahdi Bamba (5) who tripped over the ball which was then smashed into the back of the net by Phuket’s Porncha Rodnakkaret (25).

A good 1-0 lead to the Andaman Dragon.

But it was also a fumble by Phuket’s keeper Jirasak Kunnapan (69) which presented Satun with their equaliser some 25 minutes later.

British International School, Phuket

A low shot from Satun’s Job Njouonkou Mountap Elvis (9), who played for Phuket in the first half of this season, was fumbled by Jirasak leaving it to fall to Daiki Konomura (14) who made no mistake putting the ball home to bring the score to 1-1.

The score remained at 1-1 when the teams went in at half time.

The second got underway with Satun clearly seeming happy to walk away with a point being as it would be enough to seal them the league title, but Phuket certainly weren’t going to give up easily and were looking to get a second goal.

Satun also had their chances but certainly weren’t threatening.

But in the game’s remaining minutes is when the controversy concurred.

Phuket’s captain Jhanawat Arewansuk (24) took a free kick from just inside Satun’s half, he played a beautiful long ball into Satun’s penalty area which was headed back to Nattapoom Maya (7). His beautifully placed kick struck the bottom of Satun’s bar and rebounded to cross the line.

Pretty much the entire crowd, bar Satun’s fans of course, erupted with what to most was a clear goal. However, the linesman on the right flank didn’t award the goal for the Andaman Dragon despite much protest from the Phuket players.

Considering that the President of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), former commissioner-general of the Royal Thai Police Somyot Poompanmoung, said during his presidency campaign: “My slogan is ‘fair’... meaning being fair in managing the association, fair in spending money and fair in refereeing”, nodding to “doubts” about the impartiality of officials in the Thai game, it will be interesting to see whether Phuket FC take the evidence they have to the main man himself, as there are clearly some Thai football officials who certainly seem to be officiating totally against Mr Somyot’s campaign pledges.

Sunday’s result still leaves Phuket FC in 2nd place in the league table now on 41 points and with just three games remaining.

The team return to action this coming Sunday (Aug 27) when they are set to take on Hat Yai FC at 6pm at Surakul Stadium.  

 

 

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:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    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


Pacific corals in 'worrying' state: researchers

I been there in the early 90.is and seen them,the coral were still pretty much ok from my point of view.It seems nobody really cares and everybody jus...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Funny how quick someone jumps up like a rabbit out of a magicians hat,if our chief commentator is questioned! Looks to me like helicopter parenting he...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: The rising tide of progress

Great PN piece of Opinion. Yes, Anyone living many years on Phuket island is not surprised by the floodings, etc. See Patong police station, 2 hours...(Read More)


Phuket taxi drivers charged for assaulting security guard over access to hotel guests

Wow "Might" revoke their licence's, tough talk, well done, the taxi tuk tuk mafia will be shaking in their shoes!...(Read More)


11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

As mentioned in a previous story, the ever good old Nigerians and their scams, most from that continent aren't good people, sad but true....(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: The rising tide of progress

The monkeys can be moved because no one is being paid to look the other way....(Read More)


Remapping eats on the streets

Is it so difficult to build food courts, plus appointing many food wise strategic located small sois food streets ( no traffic)? Like in Singapore and...(Read More)


11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

Transnational crime syndicates are existing already many years. Strange that RTP not studied/specialized/ is updated in 'transnational' yet. ...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

It appears our fine feathered "friend" is only capable of personal attacks. The mayor, in particular his office, is responsible for issui...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

I wrote: Face expressions on photos say a lot about people.(plural) I was not just talking about the Mayor. It was about all the people on the photo...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
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
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
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.