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Despite little rest, Ceres mauls Army, 7-0

Mark Cristino/UFL
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Prior to his club's Tuesday match against Army, Ceres coach Ali Go admitted that he was not into the idea of his team playing two games in three nights.

"We tried to [appeal to the UFL to] change [the schedule of our match against Army]," said Go, whose squad only had a day of rest after a 3-0 win against Pachanga on Sunday night.

Their request, however, was not granted as the league "said it was the best schedule they can accommodate to us," as what the UFL told Go.

It looks like the UFL made the right move after all.

Ceres continued to be on a high from the Sunday win with a 7-0 rout of Army at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

After the kickoff, Jason Panhay wasted no time and made a successful attack to put Ceres up seconds into the match.

Ceres some more clear attempts to the goal later in the match, and Jeffrey Christaens finally found the net in the 32nd minute to duplicate the lead.

Adrian Gallardo and Nate Burkey each scored two goals in the last ten minutes of the first half to further stretch the gap to six.

Army then put up a good defense on Ceres to start the second half to keep the deficit from further swelling.

Army, however, failed to stop Gallardo from completing the hat trick in the 79th minute for the fulltime tally.

Ceres moved to provisional second place with its third straight win for its ninth point in the season.