THE futsal program of Pontevedra, Capiz is undeniably developing its grassroots in the province.
This, after two teams from the town clashed in the finals of the Dynamic Football League (DFL) Futsal 3rd Conference at the Panaad covered court in Bacolod City on Dec. 3, 2018.
Pontevedra Team A survived Pontevedra Team B, 4-3, during the finals of the Girls born 2005 category.
Pontevedra-B started hot early in the game, firing two consecutive goals in the first half, courtesy of best midfielder Hannah Marie Montalban at the 7th minute.
Best defender awardee Joce Gembera followed with a brace in the 15th and 19th minutes.
Pontevedra-A managed to cut their compatriot’s lead to 2-3 in the 18th minute courtesy of Gembera’s own goal.
Alexa Mae Casi scored two more goals in the 20th and 30th minutes to seal the win for Pontevedra-A.
The eventual MVP of the games is Mikyla Robles while best goalkeeper is Aleah Valdez and best striker is Chenny Mae Dañoso.
Bata Tigers, on the other hand, dominated St. John’s Institute, 3-1, in the boys Born 2004.
Bata Tigers relied on Jun Enrico Ayunan, MVP Anthony Galve and RJ Pat dela Cruz while Tim Sarrosa delivered the lone goal for the losing squad.
Named best goalkeeper is Mark Espartero, Roel John Bravo is best defender, Ismael Parochel is best midfielder, and Fren Pico Jonel is best striker.
According to Ronald Ian Treyes, NOFA General-Secretary, the event is among the grassroots programs of NOFA to discover more football talents from the province.
“Though the leadership of NOFA president Ricky Yanson, the association wanted to fortify its program and further reach the different areas in the province and promote the sport as well as discover potential talents to be part of the national youth team in the future,” he added.