Hi, hello. Did you miss the South East Asia roundup? Apologies for the delay, but here it is, finally. Without further ado…..
Cambodia back this weekend
Almost there. So close you can taste it. The Cambodian league has been off for way too long now, but will be back on Saturday! Just hold tight a little longer.
The lead changes hands in Indonesia
Persipura were the team at the top in Indonesia’s Liga 1 last week, but not anymore. The lost 2-0 at home to mid-table Persib, while Madura United beat Persija 2-0 and PSM’s 1-1 draw with bottom of the table Arema meant Persipura have dropped to third.
Elsewhere PS TIRA beat PSMS 3-2, Borneo drew 2-2 with Persebaya Surabaya and climbed out of the drop zone, while Perseru Serui’s 0-0 draw with Persela meant they go into the relegation places. Mitra Kukar beat Bali United 3-1 in the mid-table clash, Barito Putera beat second-from-bottom PSIS Semarang 4-1, while reigning champions Bhayangkara are still struggling and lost 2-1 to Sriwijaya.
Slow weekend in Laos
Only one game was played in Laos on the weekend and that was between DK and Lao Police Club. The Police came out winners 3-0 and are now second in the league, seven points behind, but, with three games in hand, on Lao Toyota. DK are struggling down in sixth in the eight-team league.
Myanmar slow it down too
It was another weekend of slowness in Myanmar, perhaps they were still in rest mode after having Leeds come visit? The only game played this week was a hanger from Round 11 as Rakhine United took on Magwe. It was the team near the top of the table that came out on top and Magwe move into second place with that 5-2 win, while Rakhine stay near the bottom, but with a sizeable gap for now. The action returns to full strength this weekend.
Ceres have finally lost in the Philippines
It had to happen in for Ceres hadn’t it? They had to lose eventually. They fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of third-placed Kaya on Friday last weekend. The other game that was meant to go ahead, between Stallion and Global has been postponed. On Saturday Aguilas had a much better outing this time than last time we saw them and they beat Voltes comfortably 4-2.
Albirex still has a massive lead in Singapore
Last week we asked you if Geylang could climb out of the bottom spot when they faced Young Lions in the midweek match. Well no, they couldn’t. They only managed a 1-1 draw. However. They have now climbed out of the bottom pit as a win against Hougang United on Saturday saw them leapfrog their opponent in the table and give them the bottom spot.
As mentioned in the headline Albirex still has a massive lead. This weekend they beat Warriros 3-1 and on Wednesday they beat Young Lions 3-1. They lead by 14 points after they have played eight games! However, both Tampines in second and DPMM in third have three games in hand and could close the gap somewhat. Speaking of DPMM, they beat Balestier Khalsa 2-1 on the weekend in the final match of the somewhat short league round.
The form is gone for Chainat in Thailand
Remember last time, when I said Chainat were in great form after they had won three in a row. Yeah… I jinxed that. They ended that run when they lost 2-0 to Muang Thong United on Sunday. At the top of the table Buriram United are still in the lead as they beat Police Tero 2-1 away from home. Bangkok United in second didn’t want to be any worse and promptly beat Sukhothai 4-1.
Down at the bottom Bangkok Glass beat Air Force Central 2-0 and was the only team in the bottom five to win a game this weekend, granted against another bottom five team. Navy lost 3-6 to Changrai and Ubon UMT drew 2-2 with Chonburi. Elsewhere Suphanburi lost 2-1 to Port, who went second in the league, Ratchaburi beat Pattaya United 2-1 and Prachuap beat Nakhon Ratchasima 2-1.
East Timor are back… Almost
Yes, you read that right. They are back today actually, and we will bring you all the results in the roundup next week. Will it be full of goals? I don’t know but you can hope so after they’ve been out of action for over a month!