Old B Bank notches first win


The Old B Bank’s Fradel Sedillo, left, beats Junsik Kim to the ball during their Division A game in the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

The Old B Bank snapped its four-game losing skid after nosing out Korean Football Association on Saipan, 1-0, in the Division A match in the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League last Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

Panapa Peteru recorded the lone goal in the match after finding the back of the net in the 11th minute to give the Old B Bank its first win of the season. Despite the victory, the Old B Bank is still at the cellar with KFAS, occupying the fifth and fourth spot in the team standings, respectively.

All Blue, which drew a bye last weekend as majority of its players are suiting up for the CNMI Boys U19 National Team that is seeing action in the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers in Cambodia, is ahead in Division A with its 3-1-0 record.

At close second is Paire, which got its third win last Sunday after dominating TanHoldings, 5-1.

Alan Gudino, Danny Agulto, and Samuel Smith scored for Paire, while Mark Esalan logged the lone goal for TanHoldings.

TanHoldings played two matches last week and had a split, as it earlier routed the Old B Bank, 6-1, behind the hat trick of Esalan.

Meanwhile, in the lone Division B game last Sunday, Kanoa Football Club hammered the CNMI Women’s National Team, 11-4.

J.C. Piring starred in the easy victory after delivering four goals. He scored in the 12th, 26th, 33rd, and 67th minute. John Ezekiel Canape added two goals, while Jacob Montes, Joseph Rasa, Markus Toves, Jaydee Jose, Davy Laxa, and Ian Maniago contributed one each.

Jannah Casarino recorded three goals for the WNT, while Nathanette Blas chipped in one.

With the win, Kanoa remained in the company of Island Star, as the two teams have four victories apiece with the latter still unbeaten and the former holding one loss.

The WNT has yet to make it to the win column after dropping its first five matches this season.

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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