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SHIPYARD HANGS ON TO SECOND PLACE

The Budweiser Soccer League is in its ninth week of play and Guam Shipyard managed to stay strong and keep hold of the number two spot in the league standings.

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PRESS RELEASE – Guam Shipyard’s two second-half goals against Table 35/Fuji Ichiban Espada FC at the Guam Football Association National Training Center was enough to keep the team hanging on to second place in the Budweiser Soccer League standings after nine weeks of play.

After Guam Shipyard fell behind 0-1 in the first half, visiting player Reyn Johnson leveled the match in the 63rd minute with a beautiful header for goal that stunned the Espada defense. Twenty minutes later, Guam Shipyard earned a scoring opportunity after a six-second rule violation was called on the Espada keeper. Shipyard’s Ajay Pothen sent the ball to teammate Donald Weakley, who finished the shot for the eventual game winner.

Andre Gadia scored Espada’s goal in the 41st minute.

In other Division I matches, Quality Distributors FC defeated the Paintco Strykers 6-4 to stay in third place in the standings. The Strykers outscored Quality 3-2 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 4-1 deficit from the first half. Quality’s Scott Leon Guerrero led all scorers with a hat trick and teammate Phillip Ogo scored twice in the contest. Jan-Willem Staman scored Quality’s other goal. Derek Bender, Philip Au, Michael “Jake” Benito and Jeffrey Ho scored for the Strykers.

The Rovers DI avenged a previous loss to the Southern Cobras, ransacking their opponents 14-1, led by Jason Cunliffe’s four goals. Ian Mariano, Vinicius Rodrigues and Yaw Antwi-Agyei each scored twice and teammates Alfred Agahan, Natsuki Recella, Antonio Prieto and Jonahan Romero also scored. Ashton Surber scored the Cobras’ lone goal in the 79th minute.

Guam Shipyard's Reyn Johnson, left, celebrates with teammates Kenneth Karosich, Takefumi Inoue and Donald Weakly (partially hidden) after scoring the equalizer against Table 35/Fuji Ichiban Espada FC in a Week 9 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Guam Shipyard edged Espada 2-1. (courtesy photo)

Guam Shipyard’s Reyn Johnson, left, celebrates with teammates Kenneth Karosich, Takefumi Inoue and Donald Weakly (partially hidden) after scoring the equalizer against Table 35/Fuji Ichiban Espada FC in a Week 9 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Guam Shipyard edged Espada 2-1. (courtesy photo)

In Division II action, the Sidekicks blaze on undefeated with a 7-1 win over Pago Bay Disasters. Gregorio Borja led all scorers with four goals. Shawn Spindel, Christopher Santos and Paul Atalig also scored for the winning team. Jarred Meno scored the Disasters goal in 86th minute.

Xtra Krispy FC picked up its first win of the season with a 4-2 victory over FC Shotguns. Ryoma Fukuyama led the winning team with two goals and teammate Se Rah Lee scored once. Xtra Krispy’s other goal came on a Shotguns own goal in the first half. Jordan Jasmin and Cyle Tass scored for the Shotguns.

Big Blue blanked FC Beercelona 5-0. Kevin Tainatongo and Ryan Crisostomo each scored twice for Big Blue. Jake Quichocho scored Big Blue’s other goal.

Doosan FC defeated the Ambassadors 4-2. Cheyne Robles, Paul Alger, Matthew Robles and Anthony Manibusan scored for Doosan. Jeremy Boldt and Ezra Valdez scored for the Ambassadors.

The Rovers DII blanked the Crushers FC 4-0, led by Adrian Kense’s two goals. Sora Recella and Agustin Choi also scored in the contest.

In the Masters Division, IT&E/IP&E picked up its second win in as many games in 2014 with a 2-0 victory Big Blue. Matthew Elwell scored both of IT&E/IP&E’s goals.
Hyundai Family FC shut out the Rovers Masters 2-0. Byung Choi and Chul Park scored one each for Hyundai.

The Budweiser Soccer League continues Thursday with Masters Division matches. Division I and Division II matches continue Friday. A full schedule is available for download online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-regular-results

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