League leaders Muang Thong United maintained their four point lead over Suphanburi with a victory over Samut Songkhram.
Phichitphong Choeichiu’s early goal moved them ahead midway through the first half, and when Samut’s striker Pattana Sokjorhor was sent off in the second, things got tough for the strugglers.
Sarawut Masuk grabbed a second for Muang Thong in the 72nd minute to seal the points, and although Guy Hubert grabbed a late goal for the visitors, it was no more than a consolation.
Second-placed Buriram United kept the pressure on the leaders with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Army United. Two goals in four first-half minutes from Buriram’s Spaniards Carmelo and Osmar put them in control, before an own-goal from Chaiwat Nark-Iam sealed all three points.
Bangkok Glass condemned another defeat on local rivals Bangkok United leaving the latter second from bottom in the division with only five points to their name.
Chatree Chimtalay put Glass into a two-goal lead just before the hour, and fellow striker Ekaphan Inthasen added a third to defeat United, who did grab a late goal back through Romain Gasmi in the closing minutes.
Pattaya United’s dismal form continued with a heavy 4-2 defeat away to Chainat, leaving them in the bottom three with six points.
Somjet Sattabud’s early goal was cancelled out by Efe Obode’s 28th minute strike, but a second from Sattabud put the hosts ahead before half-time. Welshman Michael Byrne and Sumanaya Purisai added two more for Chainat, with defender Niweat Siriwong scoring a second late-on for the visitors.
Elsewhere Suphanburi took three points off their top-six rivals TOT with a 3-1 victory, an early goal from Birame Diouf and two from Wuttichai Tathong sealed the win with Jun-Ki Lee scoring late for TOT.