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Kirins pile misery on struggling Buriram, Pathum defeat Beetles

Top gun: SCG Muang Thong United forward Willian Popp fires a volley against Buriram United on Saturday night.

SCG Muang Thong United prevailed 3-2 over arch-rivals Buriram United in a clash of two former Thai League 1 champions on Saturday night.

Buriram’s efforts to steal Brazilian coach Alenxandre Gama away from the Kirins a couple of weeks ago failed again to bring about a change in Thunder Castle’s fortunes. They were held to a draw 2-2 draw at lowly Trat last weekend.

The loss at the hands of bitter foes Muang Thong has left Buriram reeling in 11th place in the 16-team top flight.

Hosts Buriram were the first to score when Marko Scepovic struck from close range in the 16th minute only to see Muang Thong’s Lucas Rocha head home a Mirzaev Sardor free-kick on 35 minutes for a 1-1 tie.

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