The intention of Borneo FC Samarinda U-19 to got into the semi-finals of Liga 1 U-19 almost vanished. Pesut Junior were defeated by Bali United U-19 2-3 at Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, yesterday (10/24). Lucky in the other match Bhayangkara FC U-19 and Persela Lamongan U-19 only resulted a draw 2-2.


Three goals of Bali United were scored by Made Juli in the 61st minute and Aji Kusuma 7th and 9th minute. While the goals of Borneo FC U-19 were scored by Habibi in the 53rd minute 'and Iftiqar Rizal in the 70th minute. With these four points, Pesut Junior qualify for the semifinals with runner-up status. Just below Bali United U-19 with seven points.


Despite being qualified for the semi-finals, defeated by Bali U-19 counter became a hard slap for Pesut Etam. Even in the first half, they first conceded two goals. "In the last two games we started the game very badly, so many factors became the cause of one of the stamina of the players because of the short distance of the game," said Ricky Nelson as coach of Borneo FC U-19.


A lot of homeworks have been waiting for Ricky ahead of the semifinals. He insists that mistakes especially in the early rounds should never happen again. For a little off guard, his team could be wretched. "The team's mental also need to be restored, however this defeat (yesterday) becomes a valuable lesson, and focus on the target to become champion," he said.


Similarly, the striker of Pesut Junior, Bayu Alfarizi asks his team to immediately rise up and forget the defeat. The reason, the next game will be heavier if they keep


"We as a player should not relax, evaluate in practice and return to fight the maximum in the semifinals, please pray for us," Bayu concluded. (RIB/KOK)