La Salle overcomes Adamson to get first win in Season 82


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The De La Salle University Men’s Football Team may have had a poor first half once again but it found a way to seal the win in the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Football Tournament.

Goals from Franck Anoh and Mikio Umilin turned the debacle around and gave the Green Archers their first win, a 2-1 result, at the expense of the Adamon Soaring Falcons, Sunday evening at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

Down a goal in the first half from Adamson’s Bryce Rabino, it took La Salle a lot of persistence to seize the victory. Rookie striker Franck Anoh leveled the contest at the 52nd minute when he rebounded John Rhey Lagura’s initial attempt.

With the game level, Umilin rose to the occasion when he intercepted the ball right outside the Soaring Falcons’ box, beat his defender and shot at a tight angle at the 64th minute.

The result maintains La Salle’s unbeaten run this season and it now has 4 points after two matches.

A win is a win. Three points are three points. That’s the most important (thing). Then the next game is (against University of the Philippines). Let’s see what happens,” said coach Hans-Peter Smit.

Up next for La Salle is a date against UP on March 12, 2020, 8:00 AM at the same venue.