It was a back-to-back victory for Ceres's Transport as they also denied Dynamic Builders of a grand slam win last year after bagging the 3rd Conference title on the 9-A-Side tournament.
Ceres' Arvin Villaruel scored the opening goal in the 23rd minute on a pass from John Trompeta.
Dynamic FC's first two attempts through Jason Cordova and Jason Panhay were stopped by Ceres' keeper Michael Casas. Dynamic Builders countered with a strong attack on Ceres defense led by skipper Ali Rojas Go and midfielder Jaime Poderoso finding his mark at 55th minute on a follow-up off the shot of Go to equalize the score at 1-all.
Poderoso's goal silenced the Ceres' bench, but this was short-lived as Ricardo Garcia sent a header from an outstanding cross pass from Russel Nene in the 60th minute.
Nene was on top of the upper right side above the penalty box when he saw Garcia approaching the danger zone from the weak side and sent a brilliant pass which stunned Dynamic keeper Mendoza.
The Leo Rey Yanson-managed Ceres squad used the time to secure the lead until the clock expired.
Ceres players got most of the awards after Villaruel was named Most Valuable Player while teammate Casas was awarded as Best Goal Keeper and Lemuel Unabia as Best Defender.
Dynamic's Poderoso and Go were named the Best Midfielder and Best Striker, respectively, while Michael Pacite was named as the Most Improved Player. The Fair Play Award was given to the Las Buenas football Club.
The 2nd Conference will kick off third week of May, according to tournament manager Ramon Janeo.*PNA
Visayan Daily Star