Courtesy of SUN STAR DAILY NEWSPAPER (www.sunstar.com.ph)
February 5, 2007 Monday issue
By Mike Limpag, Staff Reporter
THE Cebu International School stamped its authority over a hapless University of the Philippines FC, 8-1, in the first day of the Aboitiz Division B Men’s Cup at the San Roque Parish grounds.
Packed with former national team mainstays Joshua Fegidero and Oliver Colina and Division A veterans Jesus Singson and Eleazer Toledo, plus a slew of talented young players, the game was CIS’ to lose.
However, the gritty UPFC, led by a determined Tyrone Cabañag at goal, managed to hold off the CIS’ offensive early in the first half.
Michael Sharpe finally broke the bauble in the 29th as he launched a strike just outside the box.
Despite getting attacks from all flanks, the UP defense manage to hold off another goal and a counterstrike almost netted them an equalizer before Red Miguel scoop up a save in his lone action in the first half in the 44th.
A minute later, Fegidero, who is playing in his first game in Cebu since serving a one-year suspension, finally scored his first goal off his left for a 2-0.
Things got worse for UP in the second half, after Fegidero clashed with Cabañag, forcing the keeper to sit out the rest of the match.
Andrew Oliveros replaced Cabañag and was immediately tested by Fegidero’s powerful blast, but the replacement managed to block it off.
There was no blocking Toledo in the 63rd as he headed in Colina’s corner for the first of his three goals, while substitute Christian Buhisan banged in a rebound in the 68th for a 4-0 score.
In the first game, Reino Amara banged in the go ahead goal in the 80th for FC Inter Cebu’s 3-2 win over XSem Bros.
Amora and Reynaldo Vallenis gave Inter Cebu a 2-0 lead in the fifth and 10th, before Sherwin Hortel and Michael Gonzales scored in the 29th and 32nd to level the match.
The two other matches also ended in routs with Cebu Institute of Technology blanking Sykes, 4-0, and Maitland Smith routed Ramos FC, 6-0.
Justin Villa, Marvey Quimque, James Dinawanao and Ramon Alarcon scored for CIT, while Renato Maambong scored twice for Smith. Other scorers were Joselito Pacheco, Renato del Carmen, Ariel Esparcin and Jessie Lugnit.