Guam’s Sidekick SC battle 3 Saipan teams

Posted on Jun 14 2019


Sidekicks Soccer Club defenders step into the play to pressure a Kanoa Football Club player during their friendly game last Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.(Contributed Photo)

Sidekick Soccer Club challenged three teams in a series of friendly matches over the weekend at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

The visiting squad from Guam first played against TanHoldings FC U12 last Friday with the latter cruising to a 6-2 win. Jonne Navarro had a hat trick in TanHoldings’ victory, making them in succession in the second half. Mark Costales added a pair in the first half, while Monico Claridades delivered the other goal for the winning squad. Sidekicks drew its two goals from Aiyanna Duenas, who found her target in the second and 69th minute.

Duenas also scored in Sidekicks SC’s second game last Saturday, helping their team nosed out Shirley’s Football Club, 4-3.

It was a come-from-behind victory for Sidekicks, as Shirley’s was on top at the break, 3-0. Arif Khan handed Shirley’s its first goal in the seventh minute, while Jayvin Bisek made it a 2-0 advantage two minutes later. Bisek drilled another goal in the 30th minute, as Shirley’s threatened to pull away.

However, Sidekicks worked its way back into the match with David De Oro kicking off the squad’s comeback bid after lighting up the board in the 42nd minute. Duenas then moved Sidekicks within one with her goal in the 50th minute, while Zachariah Thomas Calvo knotted the count four minutes later. The visitors went on to steal the win from Shirley’s with De Oro registering the go-ahead goal in the 68th minute.

Sidekicks had back-to-back games last Saturday, as it returned to the NMITC in the afternoon to face Kanoa FC, the undefeated and champion team in the U12 division of the 2019 NMIFA Spring Youth League.

Kanoa lived up to high expectations after dominating Sidekicks, 9-2.

Five different players scored for Kanoa with Paul Lizama leading the way after firing three goals. He got his first goal right in the opening minute of the game and bagged one more in the eighth before closing out for Kanoa in the 63rd.

Tyler Omelau chipped in two goals, while Izeah Jolo, Raymond Dejillas, and Rigel Devey contributed one each, and Kanoa got an own goal. Sidekicks’s pair of goals was courtesy of De Oro.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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