SCG Muangthong United defeated Ubon UMT United 2-1 to advance to the next round of the Toyota League Cup, 2016.
The match, played on a rain soaked pitch in Ubon Ratchathani, was by no means a sure thing for the Kirin. Ubon opened the scoring early on when a lobbed ball was not cleared and an open forward was there to tap it in. It wasn't until the second half that the score was leveled when Peeradon hit a low shot that eluded the Ubon keeper. Then, late in the match, Michael N'Dri was fouled in the box. He made no mistake in converting the penalty. Amazingly, a few minutes later Ubon were handed a penatly shot opportunity. The Kirin's #2 keeper, Witsanusak Kaewruang, dove right and made the save on the low shot to the corner. SCG Muangthong United now have just a few days to prepare for one of the key match-ups of the season: Sunday July 10th vs Bangkok United at the Thammasat Rangist University Stadium, 8PM.