Villa Angela FC scored a big away win over San Carlos City FC in the first leg of the Negros First DFL Mens Open Semifinal with a 4-2 scoreline last September 9 at the San Carlos City football field.
The central Negros squad opened the scoring with great team play after a Michael Pacite pass allowed Jayson Galve to break the offside in the wings. Galve teed up Paolo Sanchez who made no mistake in front of goal.
The Bacolod squad added another goal in the first half when great interplay between Sanchez and Pacite freed up Ricardo Garcia who slotted in the second. The half-time break saw the visitors having a comfortable two-goal cushion.
San Carlos pushed for an equalizer at the start of the second half but a masterful performance from keeper Archie Bayquin kept the home squad at bay. Things got worse for San Carlos as a scramble in their box saw Garcia passing through an open Ian Combate who smashed in the third.
The home team settled down near the end to score two goals in the final ten minutes. A header from the corner and a strike from inside the box made it 3-2 but a through pass from Nap Rosales to a wide open Pacite gave the midfielder a chance to lob over the opposing keeper and score the fourth for Villa Angela.
The final whistle blew with the visitors earning the win and scoring four away goals before the second leg. VAFC’s home match is scheduled for Sunday Sep 17 at the Santa Maria Football field beside the Ruins in Talisay. The match is set to kickoff at 3pm.
San Carlos FC – 2
Villa Angele FC – 4
Archie Bayquin, Noriel Revilla (Nap Rosales 69′), Michael Benedicto, Hemerson Recoy Campo, Andy Coscolluela (Ivan Gayares 72′), Jayson Galve, Patrick Martir, Michael Pacite, MJ Benedicto (Ian Combate 58′), Paolo Sanchez, Ricardo Garcia (Miguel Rivero 61′)