Thai Football: Prachuap in 1-1 draw with Khon Kaen
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: PT Prachuap FC were only able to garner a point from their home match with the Khon Kaen United FC’s King Cobras on Saturday (October 29).
The home team looked determined early on, but were reduced by a key player after their star Brazilian striker, Samuel Rosa Gonçalves, was issued a red card.
The delayed card was the result of a VAR review when the video playback appeared to point to Rosa’s elbow knocking down his Khon Kaen marker midfield.
Both sides had plenty of chances but to no avail in the remainder of the first half.
Khon Kaen United seemed to be the more charged team after the break; Thai striker Tawin Butsombat broke the ice only minutes after the half start, converting a corner kick with a header to give his side the lead.
Tit for tat play ensued and Khon Kaen dominated possession. The Killer Wasps finally scored the equalizer in the 81st minute, netted at the climax on an offensive rally that ended with off the foot of Thai defender Eakkanut Kongket.
The single point was enough to push up both sides one ranking – Prachuap into 11th place with 11 points after as many matches; Khon Kaen into 14th place with seven points.
PT Prachaup on November 2, 2022 will host Khelang United in a round-of-64 match of the 2022-2023 Chang FA Cup tournament at Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Sam Ao Stadium.
They then hit the road for their 12th league match of the 30-fixture season, set to take on last placed Nong Bua Pitchaya FC in northeast Thailand.
To be played at Pitchaya Stadium in Nong Bua Lamphu province on November 6, the match has a 6pm scheduled kick off. Their next home league match is scheduled for November 11, against Ratchaburi FC, currently in 4th place of the Rivo Thai league.