Peter Odemwingie continues scoring streak in Madura United win

The 36-year-old forward continued his rich vein of goal scoring netting in his third consecutive game to propel his team to victory on Monday

Peter Odemwingie  was the hero as he powered Madura United to a 1-0 win over Persiba Balikpapan in an Indonesian topflight encounter at the Gelora Ratu Pamelingan Stadium.

The Nigeria international striker scored the winner in the 37th minute for the Sapeh Kerab Warriors to claim all three points as they continued their push for Liga 1 crown.

He found his space outside the visitors' goal area before unleashing a low shot that beat goalkeeper Yoewanto Beny.

Odemwingie has now scored in three consecutive games to get his 13th goal in 14 league games this season.

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This win for Gomes de Olivera's team put them atop Liga 1 log temporarily pending PSM Makasssar's home game against Barito Putera on Tuesday morning.

Madura United travel to Stadion 17 Mei, Banjarmasin for their next league fixture against ninth-placed Barito Putera on Saturday.