Analysis

Quak’s Navy suffer relegation; Zulfahmi and Chonburi claim crucial win

Singapore international Gabriel Quak has suffered relegation with Navy from Thai League 1 following a 2-2 draw with Chiangrai United on Sunday.

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Quak has impressed in his first year of being a foreign player in Thailand’s top flight after joining Navy ahead of the 2018 season, and currently has three league goals to his name.

However, Navy have ultimately been made to pay for their woeful defensive record, having conceded 75 goals in 31 matches – the tournament’s worst tally and ten more than bottom side Air Force Central.

Sunday’s result also means Navy’s stay in T1 has come to an end after four seasons, with last season’s 13th-place finish their best performance.

Meanwhile, Quak’s compatriot Zulfahmi Arifin could still play a part in helping his side preserve their top-flight status as Chonburi claimed a potentially crucial 2-1 win over already-relegated Ubon UMT United.

With Zulfahmi starting on the bench, Kroekrit Thaweekarn was the hero for the Sharks with his match-winning brace and they are currently four points above the relegation zone with just three games to play.

Photo credit: WUT Photo (Navy FC)