THE UNBEATEN PHILIPPINE UNITED MARCH ON WITH ANOTHER GREAT VICTORY
Yesterday in London, the weather looked good and the pitch looked great, all set for a good game and we did not disappoint anyone.
The game was at home to Langbury F.C., who have recently been riding high with four wins out of their last six games, so we expected to be in a tough match. They were not the team we expected and we cruised to an easy 5 – 0 victory.
To be fair, I have to say that some of the football we played made the opposition look poor because at times we were just too classy for them with touch football at its best, just like football should be played. Top scorer, Anielo Mone, opened the score, making it 1-0, then shortly afterwards he snatched another goal, making it 2-0, and that’s how it stayed until the break.
Nearly every player on the Langbury team was over six feet tall, but we set our stall, before the game, playing fluent football on the ground, beating them in every department.
All I could say at half time was to release the ball earlier to the front men because there was nothing else to criticize in the way we were playing.
In the second half, we just took total control and the game was virtually over when Micheal Cepillo made it 3-0, having his shot deflected into their net. I brought on team favourite, Oli Liyange, who has been injured for over two months and immediately made a difference by making good early passes to the strikers and rounding off a good spell with a very cheeky chip, scoring his first goal for PUFC and the fourth of the game making it 4-0.
We had one more goal to come and it was that man again, our very own scoring machine, Anielo Mone, getting his hat trick and making the final score 5-0.
We could have won by a bigger margin, if we would have stopped trying to walk the ball home. Sometimes we play too much football and believe me, I am a coach that likes to see his players express themselves, but sometimes we start show-boating much too early in the game. I like to be 3-0 up before we start playing all the exhibition stuff, but I have to admit, it is good to watch. I’m not saying that we will be champions just yet, but I will say that no team up to now, can match the kind of football that we play and that is a fact.
Good performances came from most of the players, Brian Buazon, Eddie Guevarra, Chris Tordecilla, and Marco Ordona, were the pick of the bunch but the Man of the Match could only go to Garey Reyes, who was really outstanding, the whole ninety minutes. I have never seen Garey play with such tenacity, before today’s game. He gave a powerful performance, both in the air and on the ground.
Well, all you PUFC fans will still have to wait for that disappointing day when we loose a game, but hopefully not in the near future, so keep the faith as I always tell you all, and I let you know what is happening next Saturday.
Yours in Football,