Phuket FC took on Thai Premier League’s Dragon Kings – Ratchaburi FC last night (26th June 2013) in the 3rd round of the Thai Com FA Cup at Sarakul Stadium, and in what was probably Phuket’s best performance of the season they came out on top with an impressive 2 – 0 win against the Premier League 13th placed side.
The first 45 minutes saw Phuket on the offensive, but they only managed one real chance on goal which Brazilian striker ‘Dudu’ should have easily put in the back of the net but unfortunately put well wide of the post.
Phuket came out in the second half looking like a side that clearly wanted the win more than Ratchaubri, and it was on the 69th minute that Phuket saw the result of their good work with number 15 Somjit putting the home team 1- 0 up. In the 81st minute, after a mistake by Ratchaburi’s keeper, Phuket’s number 13 Chanda grabbed hold of a loose ball and neatly slotted it away from a tight angle giving the Islander’s a well deserved win.
Phuket FC is now one of only four Thai Division One teams going into the 4th round of the FA Cap, and the fans are hoping to get drawn against one of the major teams from the Thai Premier League in the draw which takes place on Monday 1st July 2013.