‘Double victories’

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Sunday, April 6, 2014


GLENN Ramos showed he is one of the best local coaches in Cebu City after steering two teams to title victories yesterday in the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup at the Aboitiz Sports Field.

University of Cebu (UC)-Bro Nationals snagged the prestigious Men’s Open crown with a 4-1 beating over Leylam FC, while Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) captured the Boys Under-18 diadem with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Springdale.

“Preparation and hard work is the answer and the result is always positive,” Glenn Ramos said after winning his third title this season. “UC and Don Bosco’s preparation is almost the same. They trained almost every day in preparation for this.”

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Ramos also spearheaded DBTC in winning the Under-23 crown last week.

Mattihias Modey gave UC-Bro Nationals the early lead scoring in just 12 minutes of regulation.

Ene Famous added another goal in the 48th minute followed by a strike by Louis Cortes in the 54th.

Salek Bagernzadigan answer with a goal a minute later but Anthony Ihepiotta would place the nail on the coffin after hitting the back of the net in the 65th minute.

The DBTC vs. Springdale championship was more competitive.

Anton Alvarez shocked DBTC with an early goal in just the second minute. However, Angelo Ouano equalized in the 68th minute to send the match to extra time. Both teams didn’t concede any goals in the added 20 minutes of action and the match went into a penalty shootout, in which DBTC goalie Jake Vincen prove his worth.

Enzo Ceniza gave Springdale the advantage converting his penalty kick but Ezra Decena answered back. Raffi Lipardo’s shot went wide, while Kerr Agot easily converted his shot. Springdales Pericles Dakay Jr. and Ivan Palmero both hit the back of the net, while Vincent Lovitos and Moiselle Alforque both answered.

Pressure was put on last kicker Sabin Veloso and hiis shot was low and on target but Vicen’s arm caught the ball and deflected it to give DBTC the win.

Last year’s defending champions Cebu Queen City United settled for third place with a 3-0 victory over Samba FC.

JEH United wrested the 38-and-Above crown after beating KN Ferraren, 3-1, while Queen City United-Kevlar won third place honors after edging out Erco FC, 2-1.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 07, 2014.

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