Dolphins hit the doldrums after last minute defeat

first_imgPattaya United’s Picha U-Tra (right) challenges for the ball with Ratchaburi FC’s Phillip Roller during the Thai League 1 fixture at the Mitr Phol Stadium in Ratchaburi, Saturday, May 12. (Photo/Pattaya United FC)Pattaya United suffered another disappointing result on the road last weekend when they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Ratchaburi FC at the Mitr Phol Stadium on Saturday night.  The Dolphins third loss in their last five league games has seen the team slip down the table and United now stand just 2 points above the drop zone.United competed on a fairly equal footing with Ratcha­buri last weekend and came closest to opening the scoring when Lee Won-Young saw his goalbound header cleared off the line.The hosts bounced back and took the lead on 40 minutes when United failed to prevent a Ratchaburi break down the right flank and when the cross came in, the home team’s Korean forward Kang Soo-Il was waiting in the six-yard box to turn the ball home.After the halftime break United piled the pressure on the home defence but the Dolphins were lacking a clinical final pass and many half chances went begging.  It appeared the game was destined to be settled by a solitary goal until the 81st minute when United striker Lukian was fouled on the edge of the Ratcahburi area.  Lukian’s teammate Jakkaphan Praisuwan stepped up to take the resultant free-kick and sent a beautiful curling shot past the despairing dive of Wongmeema into the hosts’ goal to level the score at 1-1. The equalizing goal was no more than United deserved for their second half efforts but it was all to be for naught as in the third minute of stoppage time the United defence was caught napping from a free-kick and Ratcha­buri’s Chutong ghosted into the area to head the winner past Khammai and send the Dolphins home empty handed.It was cruel luck on United to lose in such a manner but they will need to regroup rapidly for this coming weekend’s challenge when they take on table-topping Buriram at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya. Kick-off on Sunday is scheduled for 6 pm.last_img read more

Muscles flex, biceps bulge at Pattaya bodybuilding showdown

first_imgTop male and female bodybuilders from across Thailand competed for cash prizes and prepared for international competitions at the Thailand Bodybuilding 2014 tournament held in Pattaya earlier this month. The April 5-6 Thailand Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association event at Royal Garden Plaza saw bodybuilders compete in 12 categories and numerous weight classes to win acclaim for having the “perfect physique,” promote Pattaya tourism and prep for the Asian Bodybuilding Championships (Aug. 26) in Macau and world championships being held Nov. 24-30 in India.Wuthichai Sangtula from the Muscletech Thailand team holds aloft the prestigious HRH Princess Sirindhorn royal cup after retaining his ‘Mr. Thailand’ title in Pattaya.Association President Phakphong Kriangsak opened the event with Maj. Gen. Jaruk Aariratchakaran, vice president of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, and Montree Chaiyaphan, deputy governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, and other guests attending. Taught torsos on display at the Thailand Bodybuilding 2014 contest held April 5-6 at the Royal Garden Plaza.Previous ‘Mr. Thailand’ winner Wuthichai Sangtula from Muscletech Thailand again won the annual competition, beating out five other athletes in the “Champ of Champs” contest.Favorite Wilaipoen Wannaklang of Muscletech also repeated as the female champion.  Chaiwat Thongsaeng from the Thai-Japan Camp also defended his title as winner of the Male Model Fitness 170cm class.Other categories included junior and senior bodybuilders, athletic physique, model physique, and a class for newcomers.  The top five finishers in each group received cash prizes.Sittinan Khayanthum, a 16-year-old competing in the newcomers’ class, said diet and rest were keys to his preparation for the competition.  The Chantaburi native said he plans to try again at a future event.Universal Bodybuilding sent seven athletes to the meet.  The camp had enjoyed success with silver and gold medalists at previous competitions.Wilaipoen Wannaklang was the winner of the women’s crown.last_img read more

Lacey South Sound Chamber Executive Director Sierra Roundy Accepts Position with…

first_imgFacebook88Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Lacey South Sound Chamber of CommerceSierra Roundy. Photo courtesy: Lacey South Sound ChamberExecutive Director of the Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Roundy has accepted a position with the Premier Media Group and will be officially leaving her position with the Chamber beginning of June but will stay on in a part-time basis through the South Sound BBQ Festival. Martin McElliott, President, says that he is “proud of what Sierra has been able to accomplish in her time with the Chamber.” The Board of Directors are sad to see her go but are confident that she has left the Chamber in a much better place than when she started almost three years ago. Membership, sponsorship dollars, and event participation have all grown at a faster rate. The energy and excitement that Sierra has brought to the Chamber has created a great reputation around the community and the Board of Directors are honored that Premier Media Group would select Sierra to be a part of their organization. The Executive Board of the Lacey South Sound Chamber is currently seeking qualified individuals to apply for the Executive Director position.Lacey South Sound Chamber contact info:Sierra Roundy, [email protected] or 360-491-4141Martin McElliott, ThurstonTalk, [email protected] or 360-482-1671last_img read more