PHILIPPINE UNITED TAKE ANOTHER SCALP IN THE BERKSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CUP
Another fine victory for Philippine United again, extending our unbeaten record to 5 games, winning all 5.
Before the game started we had a minute of silence for all the flood victims in the Philippines, which was a nice gesture from our Founder,
Leo Jensen. Philippine United won another cup game 6-3, against Langbury in a game which was spoilt by horrific winds considering the shocking weather. The first 20 minutes, we played the best football, that I have seen being Philippine United’s Team Manager/Coach.
I only wished that Mr.Martinez was there to watch us because we played some great football in that period, and capping it with a stunning goal, from the most improved player in the team, Eddie Guevarra (a crashing 30 meters shot). After that it all went pear-shape for a while, and we were on the back foot, being 1-2 down, but constant attacking football paid off, and we went in at the interval, 3-2 up with goals coming from top scorer Anielo Mone and from the star of the 1st half, Jerriel Cagigas.
After the break, the game just didn’t match up to the first half, and it was a calamity of errors. I must be honest, the weather played a big part in this drab second half, which was full of mistakes by both teams, but we kept plugging away and got the result that was required. Further goals from Anielo Mone (taking his tally to 9) and 2 well took goals from birthday-boy, Richie Caparros.
After the first 20 minutes being so good, the rest of the game was a bit of an anti-climax and we were all glad to hear the final whistle blow. One thing that I have learnt over the years that I have spent in football is that sometimes you have to iron out a victory, with scrappy performances as you cannot play great all the time, but we keep on trying for that illustrious perfection and why not!
Good performances from Richie Caparros, Raymond Tordecilla and Marco Oroyo, but the Man of the Match this week goes to Jerriel Cajigas, for his great vision, especially in the first half, where he was electric. Due to my Captain, Renan Ramos, being absent because his first baby boy was born the day before the game. Congratulations from all Philippine United fans! I’m sure that I played Jerriel in his position at right-side midfield as he is normally a striker.
To finalize my column this week, I hope that you will all be pleased to know that Philippine United will be doing their bit for the Manila flood victims by playing either one or more charity games against English Premiership and Championship teams hopefully in the very near future with the proceeds going to victims. Our Founder Leo Jensen is working on organizing the games but obviously it all depends on their busy fixtures.
Look in next week for PUFC’s latest report, and keep the faith, just like we do.
Yours in football,