Ceres-La Salle takes on lowly Cimarron

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Friday, March 14, 2014


IT’S Goliath versus David, top against bottom when Ceres-La Salle FC takes on lowly Cimarron on Saturday in the United Football League at Emperador Stadium in Taguig City.

Unless the top team succumbs to complacency and takes a selfie while on the run, Cimarron, with three points on one win and eight losses, is doomed for its ninth loss and will remain at the deep of the 12-team Second Division.

Bacolod's football stars are number one with 23 points after cruising the field with seven wins two ties and a loss. A win over Cimarron will finalize its entry to the first tier and cement its hold atop the standings.

Ceres fractured Forza FC's defense last Sunday, 6-2 after taking the half, 3-1. The Transporters additional weapons were exposed but more are coming.

New acquisition Fil-German Patrick Reichelt scored in the 9th, 36th and 68th minutes while Fil-Spanish Carlos Martinez de Murga added another in the 78th. Cho Kyum Son and Jason Panhay contributed in the 23rd and 48th minutes to complete the rout.

Team owner and manager Leo Rey Yanson believes his players deserve commendation for their rigorous discipline and motivation aside from ignoring the travails of travel to and from Manila.

“Our being No. 1 in the Second Division is due to hard work of the coaching staff, the players, as well as the support of football lovers in the country,” Yanson said.

The prospect of the team barging into Division 1 next season can no longer be put on hold as UFL reserves the top two teams in Division 2 to take the place of the last two teams in the higher tier.

Cimarron should get ready with their horns as midfielders Reichelt, de Murga, Kevin Capolei, Kevin Rob Hartmann, Hwa Seo Park, Thomas Louis Booth, Lemuel Unabia, Jae Jin Lee, Tristan Kit Robles, Hanesin Prince Antony, Kyum Son Cho, Jin Ho Kim, Guen Hyeong and Park Yong Son will be breathing down their necks. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 14, 2014.

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