By: Conrad Nestor B. Mativo
Adviser: Bryan Novio
Region 1 Northern Warriors Team Captain Daniel Vince Abelo led his team to the limelight to outshine Region 5 Bicol Vulcans in their Palarong Pambansa 2018 Football Boys (Elementary), posting the sure-win prestige at 4-1.
Bicol Vulcans headed by Mid-Fielder Kent Nico Moraña lack out of accuracy, galloping 3 failed attempts, causing them the disadvantage at Quirino Stadium Football Court, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur yesterday.
“Nawawalan sila nang kontrol ng bola (Their losing control over the ball)” Coach Harold A. Fortuna at the end of the match.
Starting off vulnerable and flat, the Northern Warriors begins calmly but strongly, showing great possesions in the early minutes of the first half.
Bicol Vulcans kick-started aggressiveness against Northern Warriors with Moraña leading the charge, Bicol Vulcans’ Jhearo V. Reginaldo assisted a near goal thrust.
Abelo capped his campaign a way through the storm, executing a smart long pass for Elurde D. Curimao to assist the first early goal of the first half 1-0.
Jayvee L. Tagunaya of Northern Warriors played significantly, Buckling down great possessions to keep the ball rolling in their favor, Abelo took the chances and executed the equalizing pointer 1-1.
Abelo continued the crack-roster push of the Northern Warriors, giving their best adverts to embark a one goal lead, verging upon attempts to increase their marker.
Northern Warriors Jed Marco P. Galarde came a bolt from the blue, making an eye-opener winger for Abelo to backfire the brutally efficient goal ending out the first half 2-1.
Tensions mounted as the second half commences, Bicol Vulcans tried desperately to break open a goal.
Top-seeded George Mathew P. Epsiloy of Northern Warriors shielded 5 blocked shots to maintain the advantage, being named “the most defensive player of the match.”
Galarde kicked off the spectacular push, giving off the straight wall pass to pinball a beam-goal, partnered with Abelo’s devastating shot to get the scoreboard moving 3-1.
With the momentum still swinging, Abelo partnered with Galarde performed significantly, kicking off the early 5-minute goal after the other, sealing off the massive three point lead 4-1 to dominate the match.
“Masyado kaming nawalan ng kumunikasyon yun aming kakulangan (We lost communication that was our loss).” Coach Harold A. Fortuna uttered at the end of the match.