TanHoldings and Teen Ayuyus kept their clean slates in Division A of the M-League after shutting down their respective opponents last Sunday at the Hopwood Middle School Field.
The Teen Ayuyus, made of up of youth players in the CNMI national training pool, dominated Paire, 7-0, in the last game in the division to bag their third win in as many matches. Sunjoon Tenorio starred in the Teen Ayuyus’ win after scoring a hat-trick with his first two posted in a span of three minutes (56th and 59th minute) and the last one recorded in the 78th.
Joshua Abragan contributed a pair, hitting the board in the 73rd and 90th minute, while Louie Calayag gave the Teen Ayuyus their first goal in the eight minute. The Teen Ayuyus got a goal off Paire’s error. With their seven goals against the winless Paire (0-1-3), the Teen Ayuyus have collected 14 early into the season to lead TanHoldings’ eight.
TanHoldings’ added two when it defeated Kanoa in the second game in Division A. TanHoldings matched MP United’s 3-0-0 mark, while Kanoa fell to a 1-1-1 slate.
Ryan Relucio broke TanHoldings’ long silence when he found his target in the 65th minute, while Joshua De Leon handed the team its second goal in the 85th.
In the first game in Division A, Sun Palace slipped past Okadaya, 3-2.
Junsik Kim knocked in a pair of goals for Sun Palace, including the go-ahead in the 49th minute. Kim’s first goal came in the 19th minute, while Daniel Agulto opened things up for Sun Palace with his conversion in the fourth.
The victory was only Sun Palace’s first, while the loss was Okadaya’s third in four games. Dhiraj Chhetri scored for Okadaya in the seventh minute, while Kosuke Kimura delivered the other goal in the 39th minute to force a tie at halftime.
Meanwhile, in the lone Division B match at the Koblerville Elementary School Field, Matansa crushed the CNMI Women’s National Team, 9-0.
Al-Amin Fnu registered a hat-trick to lead Matansa’s lopsided win, while Kamrul Kamrul, Amzad Khan, and Daniel Jay Dueans contributed two goals each. Matansa is unscathed in three games, while the CNMI Women’s National Team is winless after two matches.
Shirley’s Football Club (0-0-1) and Korean Football Association Saipan are the two other teams entered in Division B. KFAS will have its season debut this Sunday when it takes on the CNMI Women’s National Team at 2pm at the Koblerville pitch, while in the second game at 4pm, Matansa will meet Shirley’s. In Division A, Sun Palace will duel Paire in the first match at 12pm, while the Teen Ayuyus collide with Kanoa in the second tiff at 2pm. TanHoldings and MP United will close out the triple-header with their game at 4pm at the Hopwood pitch.