Borneo FC's coach, Iwan Setiawan felt lucky his team could score a goal in the first round when they met Persela Lamongan on Thursday (10/19) night at Segiri Stadium, Samarinda.

He said that the key to the team's victory that night because they could lead in the first half of the match before the break. "Persela is not an easy opponent, they play with heart and have an advantage in the wing line," said Iwan.

Saddil Ramdani and Samsul Arif do have speed and good dribbling. Both are often troublesome the players of Pesut Etam in the first round. Lucky the poor final settlement into became Persela's misfortune.

Iwan gives his full appreciation to all players. The desirable victory finally could be realized even though the game against Persela was full of emotional feeling. "The game against Persela is still in grief over the death of Choirul Huda, I am still respectful of Persela, a strong team with high simplicity," he explained.

On the other hand, Arthur Irawan who also played on the emotional game was grateful because his team can achieve victory. "We are grateful for this victory, thanks also to the coaches team who have trusted me to play, we must focus again on next match," said players who once played for Laliga club, Espanyol B.

The victory over Persela puts the position of Borneo FC in the eighth position with 43 points. While Persela still in position 13 with 36 points. With this result, Borneo FC are confidence to face their away match in challenging the home team Mitra Kukar, on October 23 at Aji Imbut Stadium, Tenggarong. (RIB/KOK)