Muang Thong’s Tristan Do, centre, tries a shot versus Nakhon Ratchasima. PR

Previous Thai League 1 champs SCG Muang Thong United stopped working to make the most of their house grass and a diminished opposition as they went for a goalless draw versus 10-man Nakhon Ratchasima last night.

The Kirins were favourites to win their very first video game in 3 trips and got an additional increase as the going to Swat Cats were decreased to 10 guys soon after the 30-minute mark when midfielder Ekkachai Rittiphan got his marching orders.

While Muang Thong stayed in the 4th location in the table, they now lag 15 points behind leaders and safeguarding champs Buriram United, who beat Ubon UMT United in a northeastern derby on Saturday to bring their points total to 56.

The Thunder Castle’s title hopes got a shot in the arm late Saturday night when their closest competitors, second-placed Bangkok United, fell even more behind in the title race after a goalless draw with going to PT Prachuap.

Bangkok United are now 9 points adrift of Buriram with their hopes of declaring their very first league crown vaporizing quickly after going 4 matches without a success.

Third-placed Port suffered a significant upset last night when they ended up being the first string to lose to cellar-dwellers Flying force Central in more than 3 months.

Flying force managed the shock success late in the match after Port were decreased to 10 guys. Protector Nitipong Selanon was dispatched in the 34th minute of the match.

Flying Force, who had actually gone into last night’s match on the back of an 11-game losing streak, had last won a league match in the very first week of April when they beat Nakhon Ratchasima 1-0 in an away fight.

Yotsak Chaowana and Pinyo Inpinit had actually offered Flying force the advantage prior to Port countered with 2 fast objectives through Kim Sung-Hwan and Dragan Boskovic to level ball game.

Greg Houla caught an 89th-minute chance to net the winner for the house group.

On The Other Hand, Muang Thong’s previous coach Totchtawan Sripan stopped working to provide a success for Authorities Tero in his 3rd video game in charge as his brand-new group played out to a 1-1 draw versus Suphanburi.

It was a fortunate escape for Totchtawan and his group as Lukian Almeida prospered in getting the equaliser by transforming an injury-time area kick. Suphanburi had actually led for about an hour following a 34th-minute strike by Ariel Rodriguez.

In the other video game last night, relegation-threatened Bangkok Glass handled a 1-1 draw at Pattaya United.

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