Filipino footballers overseas: Patino back in action, Hartmann debuts, Falkesgaard keeps chase

Filipino Philippines Footballers

It was a busy weekend for Azkals and Filipino footballers plying their trade Thailand and Malaysia with a couple of players opening a new chapter in their careers.

Iain Ramsay (Felda United)

Felda United 3-2 Terengganu (Liga Premier Malaysia)

Felda United’s run for immediate promotion has been on steady pace already, but it doesn’t mean that it’s all easy as visitors Terengganu gave The Fighters a good challenge by seizing a 1-0 lead at half time before the home side produced a barrage of goals in the second half that reversed the result come full time.

Azkal winger Iain Ramsay featured in the match as a substitute.

Javier Patino (Buriram United)

Bangkok Glass 1-2 Buriram United (Thai League 1)

Buriram United continue to set the pace in the Thai League 1 standings after seizing a narrow win against Bangkok Glass in the capital.

Both sides scored two early goals within the first ten minutes of the match before The Thunder Castle notched in the decider in the 53rd minute.

Azkal striker Javier Patino was finally back in competitive action after a significant amount of time being in the sidelines due to a cruciate ligament injury. He was introduced as a halftime substitute.

Hikaru Minegishi (Pattaya United)

Chainat Hornbill 1-2 Pattaya United (Thai League 1)

Pattaya United finally achieved a welcome positive result in an away fixture against Chainat Hornbill.

The win momentarily puts them just in the safe zone.

Azkals’ attacking midfielder Hikaru Minegishi was an unused substitute.

Michael Falkesgaard (Bangkok United)

Bangkok United 2-1 Police Tero (Thai League 1)

Bangkok United continued with their momentum as they keep chase of league leaders Buriram United.

Two goals in the first half were enough to seal the win with the visitors only managing a goal in the second half.

Michael Falkesgaard technically had another clean-sheet performance in this match as head coach Mano Polking decided to change things and rested him after the first half.

Mark Hartmann (Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)

Air Force Central 0-1 Ratchaburi Mtr Phol (Thai League 1)

Filipino forward/attacking-midfielder Mark Hartmann debuted for the club for the first time as a transfer window acquisition from Ubon UMT United.

He played mainly in an attacking midfielder role, beginning his tenure with his new club with a narrow, but well-deserved away win against cellar-dwellers Air Force Central.

Angel Guirado (Negeri Sembilan FA)

Perak FA 2-0 Negeri Sembilan FA (Liga Super Malaysia)

A tough proposition even before kick-off, relegation-threatened Negeri Sembilan lost against second-placed Perak FA after conceding two goals in the second half.

The next fixture will be another monumental challenge as they go up against third-placed Pahang on June 16. However, the positive side of things is it is going to be a home fixture.

Filipino striker Angel Guirado featured as a starter.

Photo credits: Team N9FC Facebook, Buriram United Facebook, True Bangkok United Facebook, Felda United Facebook

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