Domestic rivalries in Visayas and Mindanao were put on the spot in the PFF U15 Boys National Championship 2019 last weekend with Groups E, F, G, and H in action.
The teams from Iloilo FA and Central Visayas RFA figured in a 1-1 draw last Saturday at the Barotac Nuevo Plaza in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Gianzo Custado scored first for Central Visayas in the 32nd minute, but Iloilo’s Karlo Lustan restored parity in the 45th minute to force the stalemate.
The team from Negros Occidental FA routed the team from Negros Oriental-Siquijor FA, 4-0, in the all-Negros derby at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod Negros Oriental. Martin Morales led Negros Occidental with two goals in the 81st and 85th minutes. Isaiah Teruel (45+1’) and Rhoderick Rodriguez (73’) added a goal each to complete the result.
In Mindanao, the Group F match-up saw the team from Zamboanga del Norte-Dipolog RFA beat the team from Misamis Occidental, 3-1, at the Andres Bonifacio College in Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte. Shad Bularon (35’), Nino Demol (73’), and an own goal from Misamis Occidental’s Eduardo Dayrit III (82’) gave Zamboanga del Norte-Dipolog the win. Christian Lumasag claimed a consolation goal (76’) for Misamis Occidental.
The other Group F match saw the team from Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-tawi RFA beat the team from Pagadian-Zamboanga del Sur-Sibugay RFA, 3-1, at the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Government Center in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.
Group G’s main match featured the rivalry between the team from North Davao RFA and the team from Davao RFA saw the match end, 2-1, in favour of Davao RFA at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum, Davao del Norte. Gian Caserial (43’) and Roent Sia (73’) found the back of the net for Davao RFA while Roland Guerra (63’) scored for North Davao RFA.
The second Group G match between the team from Golden Davao RFA and the team from Iligan-Lanao del Norte-Lanao del Sur RFA saw Golden Davao RFA winning 3-0 by way of default.
Lastly Group H, saw the team from Mount Apo RFA draw the team from South Cotabato–Sarangani–Gen. Santos City RFA, 0-0, at the Southern Baptist College in M’lang, Cotabato.
The team from Maguindanao defeated the team from Sultan Kudarat RFA, 11-0, in the other Group H fixture at the Kalawag Central Sports Complex in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. Ahmad Ponpunan lead the team from Maguindanao with three goals in the first, 49th, and 60th minute. Zilamed Guiamad (34’, 66’) and Albasher Maliga (82’, 89’) added two goals each while Mcfadden Lacostales (6’), Raphael Villalobos (28’), Karl Legazpi (39’), and Prince Landasan (65’) netted a goal each.