BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 25 (PNA) — Bacolod United Football Club and Jakalz Football Club captured titles in their respective divisions in the just concluded 2nd Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. Provincial Men Open Football League at the Panaad Park and Stadium here Sunday.
Bacolod United Football Club emerged champion in the first division title against Sagay Football Club, 9-2, while the Jakalz Football Club won in the second division against University of Negros Occidental-Recoleto Balangaw, 1-0.
Athletico de Bago landed as 2nd runner-up in the first division after defeating Cadiz Football Club, 1-0. In the second division, 2nd runner-up Silver Dragons Football Club overpowered BPI Football Club, 4-1.
Rodines Palomo of Bacolod United Football Club delivered the first goal at 20th minute of the first half, followed by Carlo Lucero in the 30th, Carmelo Tacusalme in the 33rd and Jalsor Soriano in the 43rd minute.
Sagay Football Club had their first goal with Ruben Manquiñano responding at the 65th minute.
Bacolod United Football Club continue their relentless attacks with Gino Palomo hitting in 69th, followed by Nicholas Kalalang in 75th, Ronald Gustilo in 83rd and Gregg Gustilo in the 86th minute. Just before the match ends, Manquiñano scored his second goal at the 88th minute.
In Division 2, Jakalz Football Club claims the title with Benson Lazo slipped past his defender in the 71st minute in a close match.
Individual awards were also given to the players. Ronie Tornilla of Bacolod United Football Club and Michael Pacite of Jakalz Football Club were adjudged “Most Valuable Players”.
The “Best Goalkeepers” were Ian Combate of Bacolod United Football Club and Lorge Bustillo of Jakalz Football Club.
Carmelo Tacusalme of Bacolod United Football Club and Rodgie Lumawag of UNO-R Balangaw were adjudged as “Best Defenders”; Jose Marie Gubatayao of Sagay Football Club and Winston Valencia of Jakalz Football Club as “Best Midfielders”; Abner Uberas of Sagay Football Club and Mark Aurel Arandilla of BPI Football Club as “Best Strikers”.(PNA)