Thursday, May 01, 2014


Persik's Mini Revival Hits Skids

It has certainly been a funny few days in the Indonesia Super League. Persik, for example followed their win over Persija, their first of the season, by thumping a strangely off colour Sriwijaya 5-1 at the Brawijaya Stadium.

Guy Bertrand gave them an early lead from the spot and a second Rendi Irawan Saputra made it 2-0 at half time. The visitors pulled one back just before the hour mark through Asri Akbar. But three late goals from Syaiful Indra Cahaya, Qischil Minny and Faris Aditman completed the rout.

After the game, Sriwijaya were less than complimentary about the match officials and perhaps for good reason. They had two players sent off!

But the White Tigers were unable to continue their improved form when they travelled to Barito Putra. The Banjarmasin side defeated them 3-0after a 15 minute burst halfway through the first half. Sahroni hit two while James Koko Lomell hit the other.

Pelita Bandung Raya won the Bandung derby, overcoming Persib 1-0 at Jalak Harupat Stadium thanks to a goal from TA Mushafry early in the second half. I am guessing PBR's attempts to find new supporters must be paying off as the game attracted 9,000 fans and let's face it. Persib fans are banned from travelling to away games so they wouldn't have gone, would they?!

Arema returned to winning ways after defeating Semen Padang 1-0 away thanks to Thierry GGatthueiss second half goal while in the eastern conference, leaders Persela were defeated 3-0 at Pusam but remain top after Persipura were held 0-0 away to Persiram in the Papua derby that was played in Yogyakarta!

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