Saturday, April 24, 2010
Results 24/04 - Persipura win top of table clash
Persipura v Arema 4-1 (Boaz Solossa, Ortisan Solossa, Steve Bonisapia; Pierre Njanka)
Persitara v Sriwijaya 5-1 (Prince Bello Kabir, Tantan; Rachmat Rivai)
Pelita Jaya v Persib 2-1 (Marwan,;) Images
Persisam v Persijap 5-0 (Pipat Thonkanya 2,)
Bontang v Persela 4-1 (Kenji Adichihara 2, Aldo Baretto 2; Dicky Firasat)
PSM v Persiwa 2-0 (Jung Hwan Park, Shin Hyu Joon)
Persipura are now just four points behind leaders Arema, both teams having five games remaining. Crucially the Papuans, who won the ISL last year, are at home for their last two games while Arema take to the road.
It was Persitara who had spent the best part of 20 hours on a train but you would never have believed it when they came up against Sriwijaya. The team known as Laskar Wong Kito, Our People's Army, won the championship and Copa Indonesia in 2008. In 2009 they won the Copa again. This season they are through to the next round of both the rebranded Indonesia Cup and the AFC Cup. Yet on today's showing you would think they're all but relegated. Woeful performance.
Crowd trouble marred the West Java derby between Pelita Jaya and Persib as the Bandung side fell again on the road. Wednesday they are due to play Persitara in Jakarta but will they be allowed to have their fans travel?
PSM made it four straight wins and are now 6th. So much for their relegation worries! Bontang's double act shared the goals against Persela with Kenji, in his first ISL season, now on 13 for the season.
Tampines Rovers v Geylang United 0-1 (Masrezwan Masturi) 1,536
Well, well, well. This has put the cat among the pigeons. Or the eagle among the stags. Instead of being four points clear Tampines, suffering their first defeat of the season, now just have a one point cushion ahead of Etoile
Thai Premier League
Samut Songkram v Raj Navy Rayong 1-0
Bangkok Glass v Muang Thong United 1-0
TOT v Thai Port 2-1
Army v Bangkok United
Well, well, well. Again. Strongly fancied Muang Thong United, like Tampines, suffered their first defeat of the season against the Glass Bunny (!) who had been slow starters.
Malaysia Super League
Negeri Sembilan v Penang 4-0