Ceres bags 1st Negros First Football crown

BACOLOD City – Ceres Football Club defeated undermanned Bacolod United Football Club, 11-0, to capture 1st Negros First Men’s Open Football Championships 2011 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan here Sunday.

In just two minutes of play, Aldrin Dolino connected with a header through a pass from the right flank.

Jason Cordova scored on another header in front of the goalie and while Dolino again scored in the 10th minute.

Ruben Doctor sealed the first half with a 3-0 score in the 26th minute.

Ali Go started the second half with a grounder in the 53rd. The affair became a one-sided game as Ceres FC continue to score unmolested courtesy of Frederick John Serios (58th) Aldrin Dolino (60th), Ralph Layumas (70th and 77th), Eliseo Palomo Jr. (75th) and Doctora (81st).

Bacolod United FC failed to put up a decent play with the absence of its key players and coach Norman “Nonoy” Fegidero Jr. who suited up with Pachanga Football Club in the United Football League in Manila.

Ceres FC received a trophy and P30,000 cash for winning the title even as majority of its players won the individual awards.

Louie Michael Casas was adjudge Best Goalkeeper; Jason Cordova as Best Defender; Aldrin Dolino as Best Midfielder and Ali Go as most Valuable Player. Bacolod United FC Jaime Poderoso won the Best Striker Award for making 16 goals in the tournament.

The individual awardees received trophies and cash each.

Bacolod United FC received a trophy and P20,000 cash for placing 1st runner-up while San Carlos City took home P10,000 and trophy.

San Carlos Football Club clinched 3rd place finish over Sagay FC, 3-2 in a contest decided as early in the first half with San Carlos piling three successive points.

San Carlos FC’s Ramon Gonzales connected in the 29th minute of the first half while Archie Pamilar added another in the 50th and John Marcella made the third goal in the 60th minute.

Karl De Jesus and Marcelo Desucatan scored for Sagay FC in the 66th and 85th, respectively.

Provincial Sports Executive Assistant Angel “Nonong” Verdeflor said the second league will start after the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet hosted by Negros Occidental on March 12 to 16, 2012.

Match Commissioner Warren Concepcion said they are retaining the top eight teams and will accept teams from other places.

The tournament started on Sept. 17, 2011, a four-month battle of 16 teams from different clubs and local government units (LGUs) sponsored by the Province of Negros Occidental. (PNA)

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