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Kanoa grabs 2nd win over Okadaya 5-1, Tan Holdings still unscathed

KANOA Football Club continues to work their way up Division A of the 2017 Fall Men’s M-League collecting their second win against Okadaya Football Club 5-1 during last Sunday’s game held at the Hopwood Middle School soccer field.

Okadaya’s Fradel Sedillo and Kanoa FC’s Joseph Rasa makes contact as they race for possession during last Sunday’s game of the 2017 Fall Men’s M-League Division A at Hopwood Middle School soccer field.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.
Kanoa FC had the advantage in speed as they zoomed past Okadaya defenders with drawing first blood seven minutes into the game by Longwen Ji.

No matter what Okadaya did to protect their end of the field, they could not keep up with the faster Kanoa FC players who slipped in for three more goals in the first half.

Kanoa FC stayed aggressive sticking swiftly to keep their options open as they spread the field to keep the ball moving.

Rodwealth Espana clocked in the second goal at the 15th minute while Ruselle Zapanta connected at the 26th mark followed by Espana’s second goal at the 33rd mark to push a comfortable 4-0 control at the break.

Okadaya tried to turn the tables during the second half as they focused more on offense which kept Kanoa FC from pushing forward. They broke the silence at the 43rd minute thanks to Juan Oh’s strong finish but were left with only that goal.

Okadaya had a few more close calls but Andruw Omelau covered the deep end keep them off their territory for the remainder of the game.

Kanoa FC’s defensive efforts were awarded late-game as they turned the tide at the 53rd mark leaving Toby Jones open for the strike and the dagger 5-1.

Tan Holdings Football Club is now the only team holding a spotless record with their fifth win against Teen Ayuyus 2-0.

It was an even match with neither team unable to penetrate leaving the scoreboard untouched for nearly the entire game.

But during the 75th minute, THFC found their second wind aiding Martin Jambor in the assault where he fired the first goal of the day gaining the lead.

Jambor’s goal fueled Tan Holdings FC’s morale as they followed up eight minutes later. They scored another goal from Joshua De Leon before the time ended tainting Teen Ayuyus’ record with their first loss of the season, 2-0.

Sun Palace holds a steady record of 4-0-1 as they defeated MP United Football Club 9-0 to complete the games that day.