Semen Padang successfully crushed the Warriors FC 3-1 in their opening match of Group C AFC Cup 2013 in Haji Agus Salim Stadium, Padang, on Tuesday (03/05/2013).
Kabau Sirah that host first, capable of winning through to goals from Edward Wilson Junior when the game has been running for 19 minutes. The Kmers - nicknamed Semen Padang fans - back cheering on Vendry Mofu goals scored at minute 32. Warriors FC could reducehad cut the gap because to goals from Tatsoru Inui in the 42nd minute. The goal forced Semen Padang closed the first half with a 2-1 lead.
After halftime, Kabau Sirah regained control of the match. However, Semen Padang only scored one goal through the action of Nur Iskandar at minute 86. The goal was enough to kill the Warriors FC chances of winning the game. Score 3-1 to the home team's advantage lasted until the long whistle.
The result left Semen Padang for a while perched in second place, or lose goal difference from Kitchee SC as group leader. Kitchee SC previous beat Churchill Brothers 3-0. Furthermore, Semen Padang is scheduled to come to Churchill Brothers headquarters on 12 March.