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Matansa FC powers past Tan Holdings for first win in U15 boys

MATANSA Football Club earned their first win in the 2018 Spring Youth League U15 Boys Division outscoring Tan Holdings Football Club, 8-1 last Saturday at the Koblerville Elementary School soccer field.

It was a quick start for MFC as Razeff Altamirano drew first blood just two minutes into the game after slipping past THFC’s defenders for an easy finish.

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MFC’s Lolobeyong Benito reaches for a steal from THFC’s Taka Borja during last Saturday’s opening game.  Photos by James F. Sablan Jr.

Altamirano’s performance rubbed off to his teammates as Jimmy Joe Marquez joined in the following two minutes and one more by Altamirano to gain the lead 3-0.

THFC made some breathing room as they started to go on the offensive but remained silent for the remainder of the first half while Altamirano and Marquez continued to fire at will adding two more goals to spread the gap 5-0.

THFC found their focus during the second half nearly shutting down MFC’s offensive output.

However, the dynamic duo never gave up and squeezing three more goals with the added minutes to secure the game. Luckily for THFC, they did not leave empty handed as Reginald Pascual snuck one shot at the +20 to deny the scoreless run 8-1.

MP United Football Club had a tougher matchup as they barely escaped Paire FC 4-3.

MPU dominated the first half with an easy push. Although PFC’s Kaden Church opened the scoreboard with the first goal at the 10th minute, Rintaro Miyawaki evened the score at the 13th minute followed by Oliver Fajardo two minutes later and Jason Quimzon in the 33rd mark to put them in front 3-1.

The second half was filled with back and forth action with neither team able to get in a shot but it all came down to the added minutes.

Paire FC came in clutch with Blake Mister and John Villagomez connecting two consecutive goals at the +7 and +13, but MPU was saved by Miyawaki’s game winning shot at the +16 mark to seal the deal 4-3.

Kanoa Football Club also joined the winner’s circle handing Shirley’s Football Club their first loss 6-3.