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Paire FC, Shirley’s FC in narrow wins

PAIRE Football Club and Shirley’s Football Club came out victorious during last Saturday’s games of the 2017 Spring Youth League U15 Girls division defeating their respective opponents at the Francisco M. Sablan Middle School soccer field.

Paire FC and Southern United Football Club nearly settled for a scoreless draw but River Kramer’s last minute goal to handed Pairee the victory 1-0.

A back-and-forth battle ensued as neither team could score.

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Paire FC’s Patricia Surima dribbles past Southern United FC’s Mariana Castro during last Saturday’s game of the 2017 Spring Youth League U15 Girls Division at FMS Middle School soccer field.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Southern United FC played well as Jerlyn Castillo Katelyn Palacios and Marinel Falamlimpa kept the offense flowing with constant attacks.

Although they were able to get several attempted shots, they failed to finish as Paire FC stayed on their toes denying any open looks.

Paire FC matched up to Southern United FC’s output protecting their end of the field while pushing when they had the chance.

Erin Frink, River Kramer and the rest of the team moved the ball with finesse cooking up plays to put the action deep within enemy territory but produced the same results due to Southern United FC’s defense disrupting their rhythm to keep the game scoreless.

It came down to the last 10 minutes of the game where PFC held most of the possession. They used cross passes to get ahead of Southern United FC opening up a handful of chances to strike but just could not get the right angle.

But after several tries, Kramer capitalized in the scuffle near Southern United FC’s penalty box sending the ball flying through the net at the 55th mark to lock in the win 1-0.

Shirley’s FC handed MP United Football Club the loss as they never let go of the early lead 2-1.

After eight minutes of action, SFC’s Therize Millare drew first blood to seize control 1-0. Her goal fired up the team’s momentum as they continued their aggressive pace leaving Valeria Myers to fire their second goal five minutes later.

Despite Shirley’s FC’s growing lead, MP United kept their heads up high and worked their way to find an answer. During the 28th minute, their efforts were finally awarded as Maury Zon Tybaco struck back with the lone goal to get back within reach 1-2.

Although MP United gave it their denying Shirley’s FC from slipping another goal at the second half, they were unable to sneak in the equalizer settling for defeat 2-1.