Columbia Computer Center FC drew inspiration from their new uniforms, similar to Brazil, to blank unlucky Ebocci FC, 5-0 in the ongoing Acer Cup Under-23 at the Tionko football field near Agro College.
Newly-acquired striker Jervie Paalan broke from his defenders and rolled in the first of his two goals in the 14th minute that started a scoring run for the Computer Specialists who improved to three victories against two setbacks.
Ebocci FC opted for the orange uniform to honor FIFA World Cup runner-up Netherlands but ended unlucky with no goal conversion and suffered its third loss in four games.
Columbia continued its offense and Nestor Bantilan (26th minute), Marlon Demapanag (52nd) and Edwin Giganto (87th minute) scored the other goals.
“We wanted the victory badly because we want to start with a good record in the second round,” said coach Melchor Anzures, who himself wore the Acer Team colors for Columbia Computer in the 1990s.
KMMPC finally broke to the winning column by besting Ateneo Knights FC, 5-1.
Ateneo tallied the first goal at the fourth minute courtesy of Hydro Vilela who benefitted from a well-placed pass from midfielder Geon Shin.
But after that, it was all show for KMMPC.
Roland Manabit equalized the game at the 18th minute with a booming 20-yard shot that first hit the crossbar and landed inside the net that inspired Rocky Custodio (28th minute), Benjie Berneza (52nd minute), Bal Morata (55th minute) and Jestoni Felipe (88th minute) to deliver also the other goals.
In the other game, tournament leaders Seagull Beach-Porky’s Lechon and Medvil Farms FC battled to a 1-1 draw. [MOSES P. BILLACURA]