UNDERMANNED and facing the defending champion determined to fatten its goal difference, former runner-up Don Sacredale found itself on the wrong end of a 12-0 rout in the AboitizLand Men’s Open Division A at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu field.
Only seven men showed up for Don Sacredale as some were sick or suspended and Leylam took full advantage, needing only two minutes for Mohamed Souinah to net the first goal. Kobe Marius then completed a hat trick in the sixth, 12th and 13th minute, while Leo Maquiling made it 5-0 in the 17th.
Marius would score four more goals, while Caryl John Ybañez, Chris Ozawa and Chris Tasci got one each as Leylam raced to a 12-0 lead at half-time. Playing with no subs in a 1 p.m. game, Don Sacredale got a respite as organizers called off the second half with the outcome no longer in doubt.
With the easy win, Leylam temporarily takes hold of the top spot from Erco Bro on goal difference. Both teams have 11 points but Leylam leads in goal difference at 21 to Erco’s 11.
Erco was playing Makoto FC at press time.
On the other hand, the University of Cebu (UC) bounced back after a heavy loss to Leylam with a 2-1 comeback win against the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R). Alexander Jumapit gave USJ-R the lead in the 23rd, but Kurt Cuizon quickly equalized a minute later before Mike Orbeta got UC the lead in the 37th.
UC improved to nine points on a 3-1 record, while USJ-R dropped to 1-4.
Meanwhile, KNF-Don Bosco Boys Home (DBBH) took advantage of the USJ-R’s continued dip in form, while the Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) A salvaged its season to bag the third place honors in the Boys 18 and 16 divisions on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
KNF-DBBH handed USJ-R its most lopsided defeat, 6-1, to fish out the third place trophy in the Boys 18 division.
USJ-R’s shot for third place ended in just 15 minutes after Jaire Dave Tanjay got the first goal in the ninth and Reggie Tabuelog made it 2-0 in the 15th. In the 41st minute, John Cyril Ybañez shattered what was left of USJ-R’s resolve to make it 3-0, while Tanjay got his second in the 48th to make it 4-0.
USJ-R, which scored 21 goals in four wins in the group stage, finally got their first goal courtesy of Christian Agot in the 62nd, but found themselves four goals down again after Tabuelog netted his second in the 70th. Joshua Ares ended USJ-R’s misery with a 78th minute goal to complete the 6-1 rout.
On the other hand, DBTC A salvaged third place in the Boys 16 division with a 2-0 win over KNF-DBBH. Uriel Villacarlos got the first goal in the 66th and Domel Ledesma got the insurance goal in the 71st. (ML)