Thursday, February 02, 2012
Cellar Dwellers Lose Ground
Arema's torrid start to the season continued when they were beaten 2-0 by Persisam yesterday. Goals from Christian Gonzales and ex Arema man Yongki Aribowo. Arema, ISL champions in 2009/2010, have just one win all season and sit 16th in the table.
One place below Arema are newly promoted PSAP who have yet to win this season. They look the lead at home to Persiba through Camara Sekou just before half time only for Aldo Baretto to equalise on the hour mark. Each team had a player red carded in the last minute so they ended with 10 men and one goal each in front of 4,375.
Two second half goals for Mitra Kukar earned them the points against Persela. The win moves them up to fourth place, behind Sriwijaya on goal difference.