Aussies in Thai Premier League: update

Former Hyundai A-League Championship winner Matt Smith has tasted success in his latest outing in Thailand, while Mark Bridge is close to a return.

The former Brisbane Roar defender captained Bangkok Glass to a 3-2 away win over Thai Navy FC.

Both teams were reduced to ten men in the second half. 

But a 70th minute goal from Costa Rican striker Ariel Rodriguez was enough to seal all three points for Smith’s side, which is now fourth after seven games in the Thai Premier League.

Meantime, Isaka Cernak’s Sisaket FC suffered a third consecutive defeat, going down 2-1 to Pattaya United.

Isaka Cernak controls the ball for the Mariners against Sydney FC last season.

The former A-League journeyman started the game, before being replaced with seven minutes remaining.


Former Newcastle, Sydney FC and Western Sydney striker Mark Bridge is back in training in Thailand after fracturing his tibia during pre-season.

He watched his Chiangrai United side remain unbeaten and top of the Thai Premier League table with a 3-0 win at Thai Honda FC.

Mark Bridge and Dario Vidosic celebrate combining to open the scoring for the Wanderers in the Sydney Derby.