Hello and welcome to another South East Asia roundup and this time we have action from every nation in the region. Let’s jump straight in.
Cambodia is back again!
Oh yes, you read that correctly. The C-League is back again after almost a full month off. It started on Saturday with Asia Europe University beating Cambodia Tiger 2-0 and third-placed Visakha beating National Defense by the same scoreline.
On Sunday Electricite du Cambodge took their first win of the season by beating their fellow bottom-of-the-table-no-wins-so-far-this-season companion, Western Phnom Penh. So now there’s only one team with no wins. At the top of the table Naga World and Boeung Ket keep refusing to be defeated. Naga beat Soltilo Angkor 4-1, while Boeung beat Svay Rieng 3-1. And finally, Phnom Penh Crown beat Police Comissary 4-1 and jumped above them in the table to sit in fourth.
East Timor is back as well!
Unlike Cambodia, these guys have actually been out of action for over a month, and not just felt like it. But they returned last weekend, and here is how the games went.
On Thursday Boavista beat Atletico Ultramar 2-0. On Friday Ponta Leste beat second from bottom DIT 5-1, while Academica lost 1-2 to league leaders Karketu Dili and finally, Benfica beat bottom of the league Cacusan 4-0 on Sunday
Plenty of games in Indonesia
There’s been plenty to talk about since last week so let’s dive straight into the results. On Thursday Perseru Serui lost 1-0 to Barito Putera and fell into the relegation zone. There they are joined by PSIS Semarang who lost 2-0 to PS TIRA, while Bhayangkara won another match to bounce back from the loss last time. They beat Mitra Kukar 1-0.
Then on Friday Bali United beat bottom of the league Arema 1-0, while PSMS beat Sriwijaya by the same numbers to climb a good ways away from the bottom spots. On Saturday Persipura thumped Madura United 6-0, while PSM kept pace with them after beating Boreno 1-0. The match between Persebaya Surabaya and Persib was postponed. To round everything out Persela beat Persija on Sunday by 2-0.
Another slow affair in Laos
It seems all Laos is doing these days is to play catch-up with themselves. Last week they played a game from a few weeks back and this week is not different. On Thursday last week Luangprabang United drew 2-2 with Police FC, that was from Round 3 which took place in April, while this weekend’s match also featured Police as they beat Young Elephant 2-0 in a game that was delayed from earlier this month.
Back to full-strength action in Myanmar
It might have been a slow week last week in Myanmar’s National League but this week they are back. On Saturday Rakhine United beat Southern Myanmar 2-1, while Mahar United and Magwe drew 1-1 and Zwekapin United beat Hantharwady United 3-1.
On Sunday Shan United beat Ayeyawady United 2-0, while top of the table Yangon United beat GFA 4-0 and Yadanarbon crushed bottom of the table Mawyawadi 7-0.
Not much happening in the Philippines
There were only two matches played in the Philippines since last time. On Friday JPV Marikina lost 4-1 to Stallion Laguna, while on Saturday Kaya FC beat Davao Aguilas 4-2.
Albirex barely able to keep 100% record in Singapore
In Singapore there was a full round of action and on Saturday Young Lions beat bottom of the table Hougang United 2-1 while Balestier Khalsa beat Home United 2-1 to go top of the table.
On Sunday Warriors lost 2-0 to Geylang International and Tampines Rovers came within minutes of causing Albirex Niigata S to drop their first points of the season but a 91st-minute goal from Daiki Asaoka meant that Albirex still have won all their games this season.
Buriram keep slender lead in Thailand
It wasn’t all good for Buriram United as they came crashing out of the Champions League but at least at home they are leading the way in the standings. A 4-2 win on Sunday against Pattaya United sees them keep a slim two-point lead over Bangkok United who beat Air Force Central 1-0 the day before.
Elsewhere Chiangrai United beat Ubon UMT 3-0 on Friday, while on Saturday Chonburi beat Nakhon Ratchasima 1-0 and Ratchaburi beat Police Tero 3-2. Over on Sunday Bangkok Glass collected their second win in a row after beating Suphanburi 1-0, while Port beat Navy a massive 7-1 to go third in the table. Finally Chainat Hornbull beat Prachuap 3-1 to climb out of the relegation zone, while Muang Thong United beat Sukhothai 4-3 in the mid-table clash.