Sunday, October 28, 2007


Courtesy of SUN STAR DAILY Newspaper ( 28, 2007 Sunday issue
by Marian C. Baring, Staff Reporter

THE Sacred Heart School Hijas de Jesus PaBol Football Club bungled its first assignment in the 2007 Pintaflores Football Festival and suffered a 5-0 whitewash against a tougher and more experienced Poveda Manila in the competition’s opening day yesterday at the Center Mall Fields in San Carlos City.

“We won’t give any excuses. We simply lost to a more mature team,” said PaBol head Jonathan Maximo.

Poveda’s coach also admitted that he fielded an over-aged player.

The competition is for players 17 years old and above and playing for Sacred Heart are players who are between 13 to 15 years old.

“The coach informed us as well as the other teams about it and so we all agreed. It is okay. All is well, this is a developmental league anyway,” Maximo said.

The team, which is Team B of the PaBol squad, came face to face with a new format—the 9-aside game— with the offside ruling in play.

“It was new for us. But the girls had lots of fun and learned a lot from that experience. Competing here is a reward for those players who are serious in their practices and trainings,” he added.

The team was set to play Dumaguete City late yesterday afternoon. Poveda, meanwhile, received a bashing from home team San Carlos City, 2-5, later in the day. PaBol will face San Carlos City this morning.

“The title favorite here is San Carlos City. So we are up for a tall order tomorrow (today). They defeated Poveda and Dumaguete by a wide margin,” Maximo added.

PaBol’s team A will be competing in the Alaska Cup in Nov. 10 in Manila. (MCB)

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