Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Under-19 National Championship Day 5 recaps

NORFA gains semifinal date after beating Bukidnon pineapple growers 5-0.
NORFA returned to form and stepped on the Bukidnon FA pineapple province.   In quick passing fashion NORFA’s Eugene Elmido opened the tally marking in the 22nd min.  This was followed by Cebuano Prince Antony in the 30th min and again by Eugene Elmido on the 44th minute.  San Carlos striker Diomar Caruskay rounded out the first half score to 4-0. 

After the reset, Bukidnon found their game over the suddenly overconfident eastern Visayan boys as they had a couple of attempts on NORFA goalie Val Palmes.  

The final score was settled when right winger Lyndon Banaag tapped the ball to the waiting boots of Cebu import Dan Villarica who converted.  Final score was 5-0 earning the NORFA a semifinal date on Thursday against the Iloilo FA team. 

NCR A scores in final minute to beat Rizal FA
Rizal FA composed of players from San Beda put up a struggle against the bigger and older UAAP combine of DLSU and UE alongside players from Philippine Science.  UE's Nonie Arboleda, Phil Science’s Gabby Borja and youth national Geo Diamante carried the cudgels for NCR A until the game’s dying minute following a pass from DLSU's Al Bustamante that the former blasted to Rizal's FA net.  NCR A is second to NORFA in their division having the same points although edged out in goal differences.

U-19 reports from Tito Dodo Bustamante. Thanks!


  1. FINALLY!!!!

    Maraming Salamat!

    Do keep us posted...

  2. Yes, Finally some updates. Please keep us up dated.

    Thank you Mr. Bustamante and Mr Olivares.

  3. Thanxz alot Sir Ric!