League Leaders Ceres-La Salle FC bounced back from a disappointing draw with Global to drub Green Archers United 7-0 last July 15 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
League topscorer Adri Gallardo scored a hat trick while Jeong Woo Lee and Bienve Marañon both hit a brace. Juani Guirado also scored for the Bacolod-based squad.
It was an easy win for Ceres who were relentless in the early going with Gallardo completing his hat trick after 19 minutes. Gallardo got assists from Lee and Jason Sabio for the first two goals and had an individual goal for his third.
The Archers started the game without number one Paolo Pascual due to injury and was replaced with veteran Kim Versales. Versales had a busy first twenty minutes collecting crosses and swatting shots but was overcome by a feisty Ceres attack.
United also had a chance with Jhan Melliza in the 27th but Mike Casas was there to snuff out the chance. Lee made it 4-0 for Ceres in the 41st. The Archers’ Jimuel Arriola had a chance five minutes after but he couldnt convert.
The second half saw the Archers threatening early but Marañon made it 5-0 five minutes after the restart. In the 57th, Robert Lopez Mendy had a chance but his header from a free kick was over the bar.
It was 6-0 in the 61st when Marañon converted a penalty kick from a foul commited against him.
The Green and White squad had a chance in the 80th with veteran Tatinf Pasilan but his shot was out wide.
Ceres completed the route in the last minute when lee lobbed the ball over the keeper to complete the 7-0 win.
The Archers end their impressive four game winning streak against league leaders Ceres who were eager to bounce back from their second half collapse in a draw against Global.
Ceres-La Salle will need two more wins to secure the League title with their next assignment against formidable Kaya FC on Sunday. The first game saw Global FC hammering Team Socceroo for a 6-0 win. (@ivangeoffrey)