For Yokohama F. Marinos defender Theerathon, a season and a half was long enough of a wait.

The Thailand captain scored his first goal since arriving in the J. League last season as Yokohama notched a 3-1 win over struggling Gamba Osaka on Saturday night.

With 10 rounds remaining, both teams came to Mitsuzawa Stadium with drastically different objectives. Yokohama was looking to keep pace with league leader FC Tokyo, while Gamba was desperately hoping to expand their four-point cushion above the relegation dogfight.