Fleet Marine, Army, and Green Archers victorious in WFL Elite opening week

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 22, 2018 10:50 AM
Fleet Marine, Army, GAU victorious in WFL Elite opening week
(Photo courtesy of Bob Guerrero)

The 2018 Weekend Futbol League Elite division kicked off last week with three matches. Two military teams and Green Archers United ran out winners.

On Thursday night’s opener Green Archers United Globe outplayed Adamson 6-0 in DLS Zobel. Jimuel Ariola produced a first-half hat trick while the Archers also picked up goals from Chieffy Caligdong, Mikel Garcia and Lucien Joel Okono.

Saturday saw Fleet Marine cruise to a 5-1 win over a youthful Stallion B squad in Biñan Laguna. Fleet Marine began with two early goals for the visitors before an unlucky own goal pulled one back for Laguna. Before the half the Marines added a third for 3-1. A pair of Fleet Marine strikes in the second half completed the rout. On the scoresheet for the Marines were Jerard Paparon, Emmanuel Donkor who struck twice, Prince Ayisi, and Joji Celiz.

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On Sunday Philippine Army showed their mastery over Ateneo with a 3-0 win in ASCOM. Three former national team players got on the scoresheet. Toto Gempisaw headed in from close range just before the half off a free kick. In the second half Boogie Margarse poked in a penalty after an Atenean was called for a handball. Just before time Jovanie Simpron’s cool finish off a 1v1 added additional gloss to the scoreline.

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The Blue Eagles rested their starters because they played NU the day before.

GAU are atop the standings with three points and a goal difference of +6, two better than Fleet Marine and three more than Army.

Kindly standby for the schedule of fixtures for the weekend of September 1 and 2. On those dates Green Archers are slated to host Ateneo, Adamson will take on Stallion B, and Army faces Fleet Marine in what promises to be a hotly contested match up between the military clubs.

The WFL Elite is the top tier of the Weekend Futbol League pyramid and is meant to serve as a high-level competition for players who one day aspire to turn pro. It is the highest level of men’s football of the National Capital Region Football Association. - RELEASE


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