Tan Holdings, Shirley’s bag spring titles
Tan Holdings Football Club and Shirley’s FC took the spring championship in their respective divisions.
In the M-League, Tan Holdings ruled Division 1 as it finished the double-round robin contest with a 9-0-1 win-draw-loss record. Tan Holdings secured the spring crown following a 2-0 victory over Inter Godfather’s last Sunday at the Oleai Sports Complex Field.
Martin Jambor scored the twin goals in Tan Holdings’ title-clinching win, making both in the first half. Tan Holdings had already secured the division champion although there are two more games left in the season.
Wild Bill’s will play in one of those two matches and even if it wins against Paire (3-1-5) this Sunday at 2pm, the former will not be able to catch up with Tan Holdings. Wild Bill’s holds a 7-0-2 mark. The other Division 1 game this weekend will have the third-running MP United (4-2-3) battling fifth-ranked Inter Godfather’s (2-2-5) at 4pm.
In other results last Sunday, Paire downed Korean Football Association on Saipan, 2-0, while World Resort also got a shutout win against the CNMI Women’s National Team, 6-0, in the Division 2 pairing.
World Resort, with its 5-4-3 slate, moved up to third place in the team standings behind Matansa (7-2-2) and Sun Palace (6-3-2).
The spring champion in Division 2 has yet to be decided as Sun Palace still needs to play the CNMI Women’s National Team this Sunday and results of the Matansa-Kanoa tiff last Wednesday have yet to be turned in at press time.
Meanwhile, Shirley’s got the spring title in the 2015 Dove Women’s Football League as competition concluded last Tuesday.
Shirley’s finished the season with an impressive 11-0-1 record, absorbing its lone loss in the league at the hands of Tan Holdings FC. The spring champion scored the most goals (45) in the league and allowed the least (5).
Tan Holdings jumped from third to second with its 8-3-1 mark, 35 goals for and 14 goals against, while MP United rounded out the Top 3 after winning its last two games. MP United whipped Kanoa FC, 7-2, last Tuesday and got a free win (forfeiture) against Independents last Saturday.
Matansa also prevailed via default against Paire last Saturday to finish with a sixth-best record of 2-3-6. Paire ended up at the bottom of the team standings with its 2-1-9 card, while Kanoa (4-3-5) and Independents FC (3-0-9) were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.