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Shirley’s FC rallies past Kanoa FC, 6-2

SHIRLEY’S Football Club crushed Kanoa Football Club’s hope for survival with a sudden late-game rally, 6-2 during last Saturday’s game of the 2017 Fall Youth League U14 Boys Division held at the Koblerville Elementary School soccer field.

Kanoa FC started off with the upper hand as their aggressiveness paid off forcing Shirley’s FC to commit the mistake trying to deny the shot and bounced off a teammate leading to their own goal for the free point.

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Shirley’s FC’s Rakib Hassan extends to beat a defender during last Saturday’s game of the 2017 Spring Youth League U14 Boys Division at Koblerville Elementary School soccer field. Shirley’s FC’s Christian Mendoza connects the header to deny the shot during last Saturday’s game.Photos by James F. Sablan Jr.

The odds continued to fall in their favor as they maintained the fast-pace action cooking up their second goal by Merrick Toves at the 17th minute to push the gap 2-0.

But towards the ending of the first half, KNFC’s eagerness bit them from behind as Shirley’s FC used a cross pass to get over their defense leaving Daniel Duenas open for the shot right through the net at the 25th mark.

Duenas’ goal sparked the team’s momentum as they acted quickly squeezing in their second make one minute later by Rommel Mendoza to tie the game 2-2.

The second half was much different as SFC took over the field. They flipped the script staying on the attacking side with constant lob passes to get past KNFC’s line of defense.

After several attempts Rakib Hassan broke the silence with a shot right from the center of the penalty box over the goalie to gain the lead 3-2.

Kanoa tried to keep SFC away from the danger zone but could only hold them down for a brief moment as Mendoza and Duenas fired their second goals of the game at the 64th and 66th minute followed by another by Nicolai Hernandez to secure the win 6-2.

Matansa Football Club shared the victory that day as they outscored Paire Football Club 7-3 while MP United Football Club and Tan Holdings Football Club settled for the draw 3-3.