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Shirley’s FC 1 tops Men’s League B Division, Matansa FC rallies past WNT

SHIRLEY’S Football Club 1 concluded the 2017 Men’s League B Division as the top team thanks to Sun Palace’s voluntary forfeit giving them a strong 12-2-0 record last Sunday held at the Hopwood Middle School soccer field.

Matansa FC’s Anamul Haque tries to outmaneuver Women’s National Team’s Diana Manacop during last Sunday’s game of the 2017 Men’s League B Division at Hopwood Middle School soccer field.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.
Kanoa Football Club also had it easy taking the second place seat with a record of 8-2-4 thanks to the Thundercats’ no show.

Shirley’s Football Club 2 joined the winning group placing third as the Korean Football Association of Saipan forfeited to add another win to their record 7-4-3.

Only one game was played that day with Matansa Football Club triumphing against the Women’s National Team 4-0 to secure fourth place.

Women’s National Team gave a good fight in their final match against Matansa FC nearly holding the first half scoreless.

Although Matansa FC stayed on the offensive side of the game, WNT managed to withstand every attack.

Their constant pressure forced Matansa FC to keep the ball moving leaving them with no time to set up any plays.

Despite WNT’s efforts, Matansa FC overpowered them 11 minutes into the game opening up MD Azmad Khan for a clear shot to lead 1-0.

WNT still stayed in the fight as they made sure they did not make the same mistake twice holding down Matansa FC for the remainder of the first half.

But after the break, Matansa FC came in more aggressive than ever.

After 10 minutes of back and forth action, Matansa FC gained enough momentum to go for the kill. Their continuous push eventually broke through WNT’s wall of defense where Kamrul Kamrul capitalized to extend the gap.

They kept the fuel burning as they gathered for another push move the action within the penalty box at the 47th minute.

WNT tried to deny another goal as every player blocked Matansa FC’s line of sight but failed to control the ball as Krizel Tuazon accidently forced the ball the opposite way scoring in her own goal to put Matansa FC at a comfortable distance 3-0.

Even with the win in the bag, Matansa FC’s Anamul Haque managed to sneak one more goal in the 56th mark to add the icing on the cake as they triumphed over WNT 4-0.