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Chung shines as MP United forces draw

MP United Football Club escaped loss by forcing a 2-2 draw in a game against Kanoa Football Club 2 on Saturday game, Oct. 20 at the NMI Soccer Training Center held in Koblerville.

Kanoa FC 2 had a quick start as they pushed through the first four minutes to place Chad Escaner for the finish taking the lead 1-0.

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Matansa FC’s Jin Xin Wen races for the ball during a previous game of the 2018 Fall Youth League.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

They tried to keep the momentum going by staying aggressive but it soon bit them from behind as MP United flipped the script turning defense into offense leaving the eager KNFC 2 in the dust for Cody Shimizu to strike back at the 12th minute putting the score back at an even 1-1.

Luckily for KNFC 2 their relentless efforts paid off as they continued to put the pressure and added Chad’s second goal in a row at the 21st mark regaining control for the remainder of the first half 2-1.

But at the start of the second half MP United took advantage and charged straight for the goal where Dev Bachani capitalized at the 24th minute to put the game back at a deadlock of 2-2.

Neither team could create an opportunity to snatch the game and ended up settling for the draw instead.

Although Andrew Chung did not contributed to MP United’s game, he still leads the scoring board with eight totals goals followed by KNFC’s Chad Escaner with six goals, Matansa Football Club’s Jin Xin Wen and KNFC 1’s Jim Maniago and Daniel Pablo chipped in five goals apiece.

Tan Holdings Football Club also shared a similar situation as they were denied the victory as Matansa Football Club forced the draw 4-4.

Tan Holdings FC had to use teamwork to match up to Matansa FC’s efforts as Anthony Bergancia and Mark Roque led the first half for three goals total.

They nearly had the chance to secure the game as Angelo Pulido connected the fourth goal at the 64th mark.

However Matansa FC’s Jin Xin Wen was unstoppable scoring all four goals for his team including the victory-denial goal at the 65th mark to force the draw 4-4.