Slamet Nurcahyo’s only puppet goal in the 87th minute brought Madura United to beat Borneo FC with a score of 1-0 in the 33rd week of the Indonesian League 1 at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Friday (25/3)
In that match, Madura United was more dominant in controlling the game with 55 percent possession of the ball accompanied by 6 kicks, five of which were on target, according to Liga Indonesia records.
This victory made Madura United move up to 9th place in the Indonesian League 1 standings with 41 points from 33 matches. While Borneo FC is in 6th position with 49 points.
In the first half, Madura United were able to provide a threat first when Bayu Gatra was able to stab into the penalty box, but his effort was still able to be broken by Borneo FC goalkeeper Angga Saputro.
Borneo FC turned threatening through an effort from a free kick which was executed by Jonathan Bustos, but his shot was still sideways on the right side of the Madura United goal.
Bayu Gatra again poses a threat to the Borneo FC goal, this time after receiving a measured pass from Hugo Gomes, but his shot still bounces over the goal.
Hugo Gomes then had a golden opportunity to put Madura United ahead after receiving a pass from Beto Goncalves, but his shot still hit the post and made the score 0-0 last until halftime.
In the second half, Madura United again took the initiative to attack first and had threatened with a kick from Hugo Gomes which was still secured by Gianluca Pandeynuwu.
Then it was Kei Hirose’s turn to pose a threat after taking advantage of a back line error from Madura United, but his shot still bounced over Hong Jung-nam’s crossbar.
Madura United were finally able to break the deadlock in the 87th minute after Hugo Gomes sent a pass to Slamet Nurcahyo who was able to score and change the score to 1-0.
In the remaining time of the second half, Borneo FC continued to exert pressure to equalize, but until the final whistle the score was 1-0 for Madura United’s victory to survive. (OL-8)