THE ABELLANA National School (ANS)-Pomeroy of Coach Francis Ramirez managed to place third in the 1st P'gsalabok Under 17 National Invitational Football Cup, which ended yesterday at the Andres Bonifacio College football field in Dipolog.
ANS-Pomeroy's final match against host team Dipolog ended in a scoreless draw, giving the team a total of just four points with its 1-1-1 (win-loss-draw) record.
Nevertheless, Ramirez's team became the darling of the crowd and earned praises from their opponents and tournament organizers after wowing them with their plays.
“The other teams said they learned from us. The team amazed the crowd because they were smaller than most of their foes but they were able to show them a better ball handling possession and spectacular game set-ups,” Ramirez said.
Because of this Ramirez said it was a good exposure for the team especially that this is the first out-of-town invitational tournament for his new players.
Sta. Rita was declared the champion of the tournament with its seven points owing to its 2-1 record. The team routed La Salle Iloilo, 5-1, in their final match.
Dipolog placed second with five points.
Cebu Daily News