Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Season over: Phuket FC’s promotion hopes end after loss to Chiang Rai City FC

FOOTBALL: Phuket FC’s hopes of reaching the Euro Cake Thai League 4 Champions League, which will see 12 teams vie for four promotion places to Thai League 3, came to an end on Saturday (Sept 16) after the team were defeated in a penalty shoot-out with Chiang Rai City FC.

By Matt Pond

Monday 18 September 2017, 02:15PM

Phuket’s Nattapoom Maya (7) took the score to 2-0 three minutes into extra-time. Photo: Phuket FC / Facebook

Phuket’s Nattapoom Maya (7) took the score to 2-0 three minutes into extra-time. Photo: Phuket FC / Facebook

The game remained scoreless after the official 90 minutes, and Phuket lost a two-goal lead in extra-time taking the game to a penalty shoot-out.

Phuket were the first to score, and that goal, by Tevarit Junsom (26), came just two minutes into extra-time.

Phuket were awarded a free-kick about 20 yards outside of Chiang Rai City’s penalty box, Tevarit stepped up to take it and a beautifully struck shot went over the keeper and into the back of the net.

Nattapoom Maya (7) then extended that lead just one minute later. He raced forward to meet a nice through ball from Yannick Pairice Touguessong from just inside Phuket’s half, and with only the keeper to beat he slotted the ball home from just outside of Chiang Rai City’s penalty area.

But with just three minutes remaining in the first half of extra-time Chiang Rai City FC pulled one goal back after being awarded a penalty when Phuket’s Porncha Rodnakkaret was deemed to have brought down Chiang Rai City’s Pitchanon Chanchan Luang (10) inside the box.

Chiang Rai’s Nantawat Thaensopa (8) stepped up to take the penalty and made no mistake smashing the ball home.

And it was in the final minute of the first half of extra-time that Chiang Rai City brought the score level.

A nice cross from the right flank by Chiang Rai’s Chayanon Khamkan (9) found the head of Maryson Jone Dos Santos (43) and his beautifully placed header to the left of Phuket’s goal found the back of the net.

The score remained at 2-2 after the full 30 minutes of extra-time taking the game to a penalty shoot-out.

Ching Rai City’s Chayanon was the first penalty taker, and his solid strike from the spot went to the top left of the goal. 1-0.

Poowapat Netthip (20) stepped up first for Phuket, but his left-footed strike went way over the bar.

Wisoot Choophan (7) was next up for Chiang Rai City, and his low strike to the left just crept past Phuket’s keeper Ratchanon Intharawisut (3) who had been brought on as substitute in the dying seconds of extra time specifically for the penalties. 2-0.

Next up for Phuket was Tevarit, but his penalty was saved by the feet of Chiang Rai City’s keeper Bunjong Thongsuk (45).

Dos Santos, who had earlier brought the score level, was the next penalty taker for Chiang Rai City. His fancy footwork, perhaps intended to put off Ratchanon, wasn’t as successful as he would have liked and he put his shot wide of the right of the goal. Still 2-0.

Then it was Phuket FC’s captain Jhanawat Arewansuk’s (24) turn to kick from the spot. His attempt was easily saved by Bunjong.

But all it took was one more goal from Chaing Rai to seal their win, and despite Phuket’s keeper Ratchanon getting a hand to the ball, it wasn’t enough to keep out Luis Fernando Cardozo De Carvalho’s (42) strike.

Speaking to after the game, Phuket FC’s Coach Niwat ‘Jiew’ Nuisa-nga said, “The changing point [of the game] was the penalty decision. It should not have been a penalty but it was given.

“But everyone in our team done their best,” he said.



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:
Comments Left:
# Characters

mdixon | 18 September 2017 - 15:08:36

Complete shambles! Agree with the coach that the penalty given was in doubt, but Phuket FC penalty shoot - out was pitiful. Did we score any penalties?

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Thailand tourist arrivals still climbing

Confusing. Tourist numbers are climbing? Yet the last article right before this one is about visa fe...(Read More)

Raikkonen wins thriller to put Hamilton championship on hold

Is F1 real racing? In almost every race, the top finish at the finish are in the same position they...(Read More)

Man blames slippery road for near-bridge crash

Funny. Maybe, just maybe, ne was driving too fast for the conditions....(Read More)

Phuket Robinson launches ‘Lingerie Sharing” project

Haven't you woken up to the fact that it's an advertising gimmick....(Read More)

American tourist in ICU after Krabi rock climbing fall

Absolutely. Scenarios differ. One is an accident the other recklessness. If idiots choose not obey s...(Read More)

Phuket Robinson launches ‘Lingerie Sharing” project

Point is: Women in prisons have not the freedom to take care there own health. Once they check in i...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: A question of faith

Well said, as most of us intelligent people know.. however, some choose not to understand the origin...(Read More)

Suvarnabhumi’s new terminal designer set to sue

How can any bid even be accepted never mind win if it doesn't include a price? Also. Corrupti...(Read More)

Ministry backtracks on visa fee waiver plan

Visa waver,...YES.. Visa waver,...NO.. All on the same day. When they start all together thi...(Read More)

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

A great recycling process. Recycling = making money/good business. When thai follow with recycling ...(Read More)


Melbourne Cup 2018