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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pachanga’s late barrage secures 2nd win

Pachanga's Freddie Gonzalez (wearing #9) waits for a cross.

Pachanga’s late barrage secures 2nd win
by rick olivares

January 22, 2012
The Turf, BGC

The small field at the Turf at Bonifacio Global City was cause for concern for Pachanga’s execution. Yet one minute into their match against Union Internacionale, the Red Phoenix scored on a penalty shot by Jalsor Soriano after striker Chris Ojamire was taken down inside the box.

Pachanga took advantage of the porous right side of Union that did not have its full complement of players for the first match of Division II play last Sunday. In the 27th minute, Ojamire’s strike mate, Jovin Bedic controlled a looping pass, turned to see if he was onside, then dribbled a little closer before firing past keeper Noel Villajuan for his team’s second goal.

So thorough was the Red Phoenix’s domination of possession that Union was left to clear the ball in the face of Pachanga’s mounting attacks. Yet in the 33rd minute, with Pachanga leaving only two defenders behind, Sean Hungerford took a through ball from Friday Uche and took advantage of miscommunication between Joshua Fegidero and Camelo Tacusalme who did not collect the through ball. Hungerford quickly raced to the ball and found himself with only keeper Ken Dolloso to beat.

Union pulled back one to make it 2-1 and to give his battered side much needed respite and confidence.

But Pachanga renewed their assault and as they continued to rain shots on Union’s goal. For the entire match, the Red Phoenix hit the crossbar and the post 10 times.

In the second half, the Pachanga went to their deep bench as head coach Nonoy Fegidero replaced his forwards with Sudanese Anu Farah and Freddie Gonzalez. Farah tacked on a much-needed third goal in the 79th minute that allowed his side to breathe a little easier when he weaved through a pair of defenders for a thunderous strike. Carlo Tacusalme atoned for an earlier miscue when he fired from close range in the first minute of added time to peg the score at 4-1 for the Red Phoenix.

Fegidero’s squad took their second successive win to stay unbeaten alongside Laos which beat Dolphins 2-nil. Diliman, the other team seeded as a contender for the division crown, drew 1-1 with Queen City United in a match last Saturday.

In two matches thus far, seven different Pachanga players have scored – Gino Palomo, Oussey Diop, Ruffy Llorente, Jalsor Soriano, Jovin Bedic, Anu Farah, and Carlo Tacusalme. Regular scorers Chris Ojamire and Kross Ubiam as well as the come backing Freddie Gonzalez have yet to find the back of the net.

1 comment:

  1. Rick, I hope you could negotiate for us(UFL & Azkals fans) that AKTV could air more UFL games. At least one game on Sundays (before PBA) and two games on weekdays. Saturdays are just too far in between. It will also help bring football to more casual fans.