Sleman PSS Brush, Persipura Keep Hope to Survive in League 1


PERSIPURA Jayapura maintains hope of surviving in the Indonesian League 1 next season after defeating PSS Sleman 4-2 in week 32 at Kompyang Sujana Stadium, Denpasar, Bali, Sunday (20/3)

Persipura’s four goals were scored by Elisa Basna, Yehven Bokhasvili, Ferinando Pahabol and Kristof Yoku, while PSS Sleman’s goals came from Wander Luiz and Irkham Mila.

This victory did not change Persipura in 16th position in the Liga 1 standings with 30 points, three points behind PSS who was ranked 14th.

PSS took the initiative to attack until they took the lead in the 6th minute through Wander Luiz after receiving the ball gag from Riki Dwi’s kick.

Ramdani Lestaluhu had the opportunity to double the advantage when he fired a hard shot, but was blocked by the Persipura defense.

Persipura continued to press the PSS defense until they finally equalized in the 21st minute when Elisa Basna scored so that the position changed to 1-1.

In the remaining time of the first half, both teams played openly, but the score 1-1 lasted until halftime.

PSS took the lead again in the 53rd minute through Irkham Mila’s hard kick which broke into the left side of the Persipura goal to change the score to 2-1.

Persipura had a golden opportunity to equalize when awarded a penalty after Asyraf Gufron touched the ball with his hand in the forbidden box in the 67th minute.

Yehven Bokhasvili who came forward as an executioner did a good job after his shot could not be blocked perfectly by Miswar Saputra whose position was 2-2.

PSS threatened the Ersipura goal again when Kanu Helmiawan pushed into the Mutiara Hitam penalty box, but his shot did not meet the target.

The Jawa Super Eagle team again had a golden opportunity after being awarded a penalty for Muhammad Tahir’s foul on Riki Dwi, but Wander Luiz failed to fulfill his duty as executioner when his shot hit the post.

Persipura took the lead in the 88th minute after Ferinando Pahabol scored after receiving a pass from Ramai Rumakiek.

Kristof Yoku secured a 4-2 victory for Persipura in the 90+2 minute after welcoming the ball from Ricky Cawor’s gag. (OL-8)