RIZAL FA’s San Beda FC dumped Dipolog MC FC of Zamboanga del Norte-Dipolog FA, seven-nil in Friday’s opener of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Smart National Club Championship 2014 Group A Qualifier at the North Football Field, Talisay City.
After 40 minutes of scrappy game, Chris Pedemonte scored two consecutive goals – of his three, in the 42nd and 45th minutes to give San Beda a two-nil advantage in the first half.
In the resumption of the second half,Geno Palampan nailed San Beda’s third goal in the 52nd minute as Pedemonte added in the 74th minute to extend the lead to four-nil.
With 10 minutes left in the game, San Beda blasted three more goals behind CJ Asley Flores (81st), Jef Taycung (84th) and Jay Sobrano (87th) to seal the win.
San Beda faces defending champion Ceres-La Salle FC next.
Meanwhile, star-studded Ceres FC is expected to display strong game today against visiting Dipolog side.
The Bacolod-based club, headed by Korean mentor Cha Soungyooung, will be bannered by team captain Fil-Spanish defender Juani Guirado, co-skipper and goalkeeper Michael Casas, second choice keeper Bago City-native Eduard Sacapaño, Fil-Ams forward Nate Burkey and defender Jason Sabio, Fil-Belgian wingers Jeffrey Christaeans and Angelo Marasigan, Fil-German midfielders Manny Ott and Patrick Reichelt, Fil-Italian twins Marvin and Marwin Angeles, Fil-Spanish right back Carlie de Murga; Talisay City’s Camelo Tacusalme and Jalsor Soriano, Sancarlos City’s Arnie Pasinabo Jr., Lemuel Unabia, J Baguioro, and Jayson Panhay; and foreign reinforcements Spanish veteran forward Adrián Gallardo, Irish-Nigerian Orman Okunaiya, German Kevin Capolei, and Koreans Jin ho Kim, Kim Sang min, Kyum-Son Cho, and Yong Chan Son.
Supervising the tournament are Negros Occidental Football Association’s Paulline Javelona (general coordinator), Mike Batales (tournament commissioner), PFF’s Bert Honasan (match commissioner), Dennis Estaniel (referees’ assessor), and referees Steve Supresencia, Kent Guboyan, Joemarie Dignadice, and Francia Encalgado.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 27, 2014.