Phuket FC’s fan’s hopes of promotion to the Thai Premier League must be at a record high today after the weekend saw them victorious in the last two pre-season friendlies before the 2014 Yamaha League Division One season kicks of this coming weekend, 22/23 February 2014, meaning the team completed the pre-season unbeaten in their 8 games. And with the team’s Brazilian squad members scoring 6 of the team’s 7 goals at the weekend the other teams in the division are sure to have their work cut out trying handle these Brazilian sure shots.
As part of Saturday’s Phuket Superstar Soccer Championship 2014, organized by Phuket Provincial Administration Office, Phuket FC took on neighbouring province Surat Thani in the first of the team’s two weekend friendly fixtures, with Phuket beating The Roosters 6 – 0. And it was in this game that Brazilians Ney Fabiano (2), Eber (2), and Chrstian Alex took five of the six goals with Rattapon Auttawong also getting on the score sheet.
Having seen the team finish the pre-season having won 7 of the 8 games, and drawing 1, 1 – 1 against 2013 Premier League third placed and AFC Champions League entrants, Chonburi FC, the fan’s are certainly going to be hopeful of achieving the dream of reaching the Premier League this season and the results will certainly have given the team’s opponents something to be wary about!
If you’re on the island this weekend and you enjoy an entertaining day out please get down to Sarakul Stadium this Sunday, 23rd February 2014, and get behind The Ronins in their opening game of the season against recently relegated Pattaya FC. Kick-off is at 3.60pm.
For details of Phuket FC’s first half season fixtures please visit: http://phuketnews.phuketindex.com/sport/phuket-fc-2014-season-to-kick-off-next-week-200299.html
Photos are the weekend’s game against Trang FC, many thanks to our photographer Au for the great shots.