Sunday, November 28, 2010
PSM Home Defeat Marred By Crowd Trouble
There aren't many people who would have expected Semen Padang to have been flying high at this stage in the Indonesia Super League season. Yesterday's 1-0 win over title hopefuls PSM saw them climb to 4th just five points behind leaders Persipura.
Former international striker Saktiawan Sinaga netted the only goal of the game on the hour mark. Makassar is never an easy place for an away team to pick up anything and the Red Buffalos must have thought they would also be leaving empty handed after seeing Park Chul Hyung get a red card in the first half.
This ref obviously had brass ones because soon after Sinaga's goal he sent off home side striker Korinus Finkrew.
Fans rioted after the game, perhaps a little peeved by seeing their local heroes spurn the chance to share that elusive top spot.
After starting the season brightly PSM coach Robert Alberts will be concerned by his team's home form and a lack of goals. But with Andi Oddang, who has six already, being partnered by the likes of Obiora and Finkrew his team will never be the free scoring proposition Arema were last season.