Ceres-La Salle FC continue their winning ways against still winless Phillipine Army FC with a 7-0 route. The boys from Bacolod put six goals in the net before halftime and added one in the second half.
It didn’t take long for Ceres to get their first goal. Veteran Jayson Panhay snuck back in the Army defense to cooly slot in the opener for the bus outfit in the 2nd minute.
In the 10th, Adrian Gallardo broke away from the defense after a through ball from Dodz Pasinabo but his shot went straight to the inside of the post and tonthe safety of the Army keeper.
Army had a half chance one minute after with a free kick delivery but Elmo Pabilona Jr. could not connect withnonly having Ed Sacapano to beat.
It was a dominating display for Ceres as the next few minutes saw shots on goal by Nate Burkey, Martin Steuble, and Panhay.
Army displayed a glimpse good football by doing a tiki-taka sequence in the middle of the first half but was foiled in the end by the Ceres defense.
Ceres doubled its advantage after left back Jeffrey Christaens scored from way past the halfway line in the 32nd. Christaens caught Army keeper Seung Seo on top of the penalty and hit a free kick that was 60 yards out. The ball went straight to the back of the net.
The Busmen tripled their advantage when Pasinabo gave a sublime cross to Gallardo who heads the ball into goal in the 35th.
The Armymen had a chance to pull one back but Boogie Margarse’s 20-yard free kick went a yard wide of the top corner.
Martin Steuble layed off to a cutting Burkey with the former Azkal shooting from the top of the box in the 39th to make the score 4-0. He then added his second five minutes after burying the goal in the bottom corner.
The half ended with Gallardo dispossessing the army defense for a solo run, going past the keeper, and calmly finishing with his left to an open goal.
The second half was less interesting as the first with a comfortable 6-0 advantage alreadynin play. The half saw plenty of Army fouls highlighted by the sending off of Army’s Erwin Silvestre for his second yellow card.
The final goal came in the 79th minute as Nate Burkey layed off to Gallardo for an easy tap in to finish the game 7-0.
Ceres will have a long 10-day break due to the schedule alloted for their failed AFC Cup campaign. They will battle the resurgent Kaya FC on March 14.