Bad results again were gotten by Borneo FC in their away match against Barito Putera at the 17 Mei Stadium yesterday (10/1). Having equalized the position after lefted early in the second half, Pesut Etam could not avoid a 1-2 defeat. The intention to steal points and deflect the ambitions of revenge of Laskar Antasari had failed miserably.

Actually, the style of Borneo FC game was pretty good. Especially in the first half. A series of chances created but failed. defense meeting Pesut Etam also able to hold every attack from Barito Putera.

But in the second half, Barito Putera managed to give surprise. Early in the match, Douglas Packer managed to open the tap a goal to take advantage of rebound ball of Willian Lira.

Left by the hosting team, made Borneo FC react. Kunihiro Yamashita equalized the position with a header through a corner kick in the 57th minutes of the match.

Unfortunately, the match that remain ten minutes ended in normal time culminated disaster. Starting from violations of Asri Akbar who accidentally touched a ball outside the penalty box. Rizky Pora who became executor of free kick able to direct the ball accurately in the right corner of goalkeeper Muhammad Ridho. 2-1 advantage for Barito Putera ended up to long whistle blown by the referee, Asep Yandis.

With this result, Borneo FC Samarinda temporarily knocked out of the top 10 standings. Team made by Iwan Setiawan is still able to re-penetrate into the ranks of the middle board, provided the next game is able to achieve victory. Especially the number of compete Pesut Etam one time less than his opponents. In the next game, Borneo FC will host the match against PSM Makassar at Segiri Stadium, Samarinda, on October 8th 2017. (ABI/KOK)