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U18 Boys National Team shuts down Old B Bank for Division A title

THE youngsters of the U18 Boys National Team has proven that they are amongst the elites as they ended the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League with perfection holding an undefeated record and claiming the Division A championship title after silencing The Old B Bank 5-0 last Sunday held at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

Skyler Poon and SunJoon Tenorio’s performance sealed the deal for the National Team as the former drained the first two goals late in the first half while the latter finished the second half with three consecutive goals to complete the hat-trick and grasp the title.

At first The Old B Bank played as equals preventing U18NT from any clear shots while pushing a few attacks as keeping the game scoreless for the first 40 minutes.

But as time progressed, fatigue started to hover over The Old B Bank as they could not keep up with the younger opponents leaving openings for U18NT to attack. After a few scuffles U18NT finally broke through at the 42nd minute where Skyler Poon and finished the run to gain the first lead of the day 1-0. Poon remained heated as he quickly found himself open to squeeze in his second goal of the day at the 45th mark ending the half with the momentum 2-0.

The U18 Boys National team poses with the Division A championship trophy following Sunday’s championship game of the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League at the NMISTC in Koblerville.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr. The U18 Boys National team poses with the Division A championship trophy following Sunday’s championship game of the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League at the NMISTC in Koblerville. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

U18NT carried the tempo over to the second half as they continued to put the pressure attacking with every opportunity they saw fit. It did not take long for their third goal as SunJoon Tenorio made his name to the scoreboard just four minutes into the second half.

The Old B Bank tried to retaliate with Fradel Sedillo charging through with a few attempts but U18NT stayed on their toes disrupting every push. With each successful stop, U18NT rushed to the other side of the field with more attacks. Tenorio remained consistent as he fired his second shot to the back of the net at the 55th minute to extend the deficit 4-0.

U18NT’s ball movement and teamwork were unmatched as slithered through The Old B Bank’s defense creating the opening for Tenorio to strike once more sinking the goal at the 66th mark to complete the hat-trick and the comfortable 5-0 spread.

The Old B Bank continued to show effort as time winded down but failed to deliver bowing down to U18NT 5-0.

TanHoldings Football Club took the third place trophy after defeating Paire Football Club 7-2 last Saturday.