Ceres-LS forces Forza down for 7th UFL win-A A +A
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
ENRICHED Ceres-La Salle FC served notice that its acquisition of Patrick Reichelt and Carli de Murga is a wise decision and its opponents should be wary of things to come.
Forza felt the whip first as it went down 2-6 on Saturday as Reichelt played tricks putting three goals into the net first in the ninth, second in the 36th, and his last in the 68th minute.
De Murga contributed in the 78th minute to complement the goals of Cho Kyum Son in the 23rd and of Jason Panhay in the 48th. Forza was lucky to have Jangobah Johnson who got away in the 21st and 66th minutes.
With 23 points after 10 matches in the United Football League Second Division, Ceres is assured of its position and will be elevated to First Division in the next round.
A win on Saturday over 12th and last running Cimarron will catapult the Transporters to the first tier where the opponents are loaded with talented domestic and foreign booters.
With Reichelt and De Murga in tune and adjusted to their new teammates in a short time, it was not surprising that the duo put up numbers that quickly against Forza.
Team owner and manager Leo Rey Yanson said it is Ceres FC's honor and pride to represent Negros Occidental, Western Visayas and southern Philippines in the UFL.
"The hard work of the coaches and the players and the support of football lovers in the province motivate the team to perform well. As the only team that commute to Manila, the players chose to ignore the travails and hazards of travel and I wish them the best,” Yanson added.
Coach Ali Bernardo Go said they have to maintain their discipline and positive attitude as longer leagues require stability and consistency.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 11, 2014.