The match was very interesting. Borneo FC U-19 were pressed in the opening 20 minutes of the match by Persipura U-19 players/
Meanwhile the first chance of Borneo FC was got from the header ball by Nurdiansyah after the corner kick from Iftiqar Rizal, unfortunately it was not created into a goal.
Fight for half an hour, Borneo FC U-19 started being offensive, as the result, on the 34th minutes of the match, Bayu Alfarizi bumped with Persipura's defender near the penalty box. A free kick was awarded for Borneo FC U-19. The free kick was executed by Bayu Alfarizi and resulting into a goal. Borneo FC U-19 led 1-0 over the hosting team Persipura U-19 until the end of first half.
In the second half, Persipura U-19 started to be more open. Some chances were created for Persipura, the readiness of goalkeeper Harlan Suardi could always tip the ball away.
Borneo FC U-19 also got chances. hard shot from M.Sihran on the 60 minute of the match still missed Persipura U-19 goal and also Bayu Alfarizi's shot on 72 minute only hit the goalpost. The result did not change until the referee blew the final whistle.
With this result, this Ricky Nelson's team got one place in the top eight of Liga 1 U-19 2017. "The success of Borneo FC U-19 to break into the top eight is consistent with our target in the beginning. The positive results in the first round made us easier in the second round, we only need at least 4 points to get into the top eight and it is fulfilled in the match against Persipura U-19." said Ricky Nelson, the AFC A licensed coach.
As well as Ricky Nelson, Awang Darmawan Zakaria as the team manager also could not hide his happiness. He said that the team has reached their target to get into the top eight.
Although they set target as high as possible, he thinks that the result is one of their foundation to be the champion in the end of the competition. "I am very grateful that we can get maximum result in Jayapura. Because with this result, we can get into the next round," he added. (OZAN/KOK)