Global Cebu survives Meralco, 2-1

Global Cebu FC climbs to third in the standing with a tough, 2-1, win over the re-tooled FC Meralco Manila at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Meralco, playing without brothers Phil and James Younghusband for the first time, found themselves trailing in the 18th after Milan Nikolic redirected a cross into the Meralco net. In the 30th, Joaco Canas pulled his hamstring and was replaced by Neil Dorimon but Meralco got a new lease after Simon Greatwich scored the equalizer off a feed from Tahj Minniecon.

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DON’T KICK THAT BALL. Man of the match Wesley Dos Santos of Global FC fights for a header against Meralco in their encounter in Manila. (Foto from FC Meralco’s FB Page)

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Mind games lead to UV player’s expulsion

(This is my Fair Play column for SunStar Cebu’s Feb. 4 edition)

IN my close to two decades of covering local sports, I’ve seen all sorts of mind games and almost often it resulted to nothing good. I don’t believe in mind games, especially in highly physical sports and I think the only time it is called for is when it is really needed. Like a penalty or a shootout, where often times, one that has the better mental constitution comes out the winner.

In other times, it’s uncalled for. Take the case of the latest incident involving the University of the Visayas Justin Jake Rosete and Andrew Velasco, which resulted to the UV player getting banished from the team for a second offense that has embarrassed the school.

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