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Pachanga FC secures semis seat
in PFF-Smart Club Championship

The Pachanga Football Club mentored by Negrense Norman Fegidero dumped Goshenland Baguio United FC, 9-1, to book a seat in the cross over semifinals of the PFF-Smart Club Championships at the Central Philippine University pitch, Saturday.

With the win over Baguio, Pachanga tops the Group B and will face Global-Teknika FC in the semis, the latter surviving a 2-all draw against powerhouse Smart-San Beda FC in their clash at the Don Mariano Pelaez Sports Complex in Cagayan de Oro.

Fegidero said they will try to extend the team’s winning streak with only 13 players to field as they can not select players from other teams.

While it will be a different approach for every different opponent, Fegidero said they will take it one game at a time.

During their match against Baguio United, Mario Clarino, Alex Obiang powered Pachnaga with three goals apiece while Chester Sobremesana, Edward Mallari and Shermar Felongco had their share of a goal.

Sobremesana opened Pachanga’s scoring in the 13th minute followed by two consecutive goals from Clarino in the 21st minute and Obiang in the 23rd minute to post an early 3-nil lead.

Baguio’s Farah Mohamad then scored his squad’s lone goal in the 26th minute.

But Pachanga was sizzling hot as they successfully nailed their shots with Obiang converting his second goal in the 30th minute as Mallari scoring in the 38th minute to end the break at 5-1.

In the resumption of the second half, Pachanga took some minutes before making its sixth goal in the 67th minute courtesy of Obiang as Clarino scored his second in the 73rdminute.

With minutes away from the final whistle, Felongco has his share in the 84th minute the Clarino finally sealed the game with the team’s ninth goal in the 87th minute.

Pachanga’s win over Baguio gave the former a 2-1 win-loss record, equalizing the Stallions FC of Iloilo and Columbia FC of Davao with identical record.

However, because of the huge winning margin of Pachanga over Baguio, it gave the former 6 points +9 (goal difference) while Stallions has 6 points +8 (goal difference) and Columbia has 6 points +1(goal difference).

Stallion’s win over Columbia was a though the goals from ex-national standout Ruben Doctora (27th minute), South Korean Lee Joo Young (62nd minute on a penalty kick) and Jimmy Vergara (90th minute).

In the match of Group A, the Teknika booters of coach Francis Muescan were able to seize the initiative twice over their popular foes (Smart-San Beda FC) bannered by Phil and James Younghusband.

Fil-Iranian and Azklas’ prospect Misagh Bahadoran scored Teknika’a first goal in the 17th but San Beda’s striker Phil Younghusband converted an equalizer goal off a penalty kick in the 37th minute to end the half at 1-all.

In the second hand, Altichie Aaron nailed a 50th minute goal for Teknika for a pull away try at 2-1 advantage.

But the charges of ex-national coach Aris Caslib kept San Beda’s poise and grimly fought back with a surprising 20-foot roller from the left wing from former national standout Jeremias Jao in the 83rd minute t close the match on a draw.

Despite the draw, San Beda still topped Group A with 7 points on 2 wins and a draw while Teknika wound up second with 5 points on a win and two draws.

On the other hand, Jojie Ronda’s Laos FC-Leyte felt short for the semis slot with a point behind Teknika, only with 4 points on a win, a loss and a draw.

Laos trashed winless Bao Breakers-Iligan, 9-0 during its last game.

P100,000 cash prize was set by the Smart Sports for the champion of the PFF-Smart Club Championships.*



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