These results brought Borneo FC to the 9th position with 40 points. Meanwhile, for Madura United this result made them still ranked in the 3rd position of the standings with 53 points.
Playing in front of their own public, the hosting team appeared to attack since the beginning of the match. Greg Nwokolo tried to threaten through the kick from outside the penalty box. But, his efforts were still far from the target. Similarly for Thiago Furtuoso whose kick can still be blocked by Borneo FC's goalkeeper, Muhammad Ridho.
After several attempts, Madura United finally scored in the 34th minute. The heading of Fachruddin Wahyudi Aryanto accepted Slamet Nurcahyono's free kick and tore Borneo FC's goal. 1-0 score lasted until halftime.
Entering the second half, Madura United did not slow down their offense. Although under pressure, Borneo FC could actually steal a goal in the 62nd minute. Precised pass from Terens Puhiri easily flicked Flavio Beck Junior to conquer Madura's goalkeeper, Angga Saputro. 1-1 score makes the game lasted fierce.
In this fight, amid the onslaught of Madura United to build their attack, instead they have to play with 10 players since 69 minutes after Dane Milovanovic rewarded a second yellow card for protesting referee Hasan Akrami too much.
Superior in the number of players, the squad of Pesut Etam trying to rule the game. But the attack was often failed. Precisely in the injury time, the hosting team almost scored their second goal. However, Bayu Gatra's kick which passed by Peter Odemwingie just deviated. The draw result remained until the referee Hasan Akrami blew his final whistle. (LEN)