Malita FC scored two late goals in their bruising duel against Inter Davao United to score a 5-3 victory in the final match of the day which also determined the last two qualifiers from Bracket D. The win shoved Malita FC, backed up by Vice Mayor Bradley Bautista, to the top of Bracket D with 2 wins and a draw good for 7 points while the loss booted the Valvoline-sponsored Inter Davao United out of the finals with 1 win and 2 losses.
The match also decided the fate of idle Black Knights FC which nailed the last finals berth with 1-1-1 win-draw-loss slate (5 points), knocking out Solido FC and Inter Davao United from the last slot to the August 7 finals of the tournament organized by the Philippine Futsal Clubs in cooperation with Bravetower Promotions, City Government of Davao, Phoenix Petroleum, Sun Cellular, NCCC Mall and Futsal de Davao.
The event is sanctioned by the Davao Football Association (DFA) as part of its comprehensive football program under President Edward “Chaya” Lam.
Lupon United, another out-of-town team which took the last slot vacated by UM-Tagum only two days prior to the second round of eliminations, topped Bracket C with 2 wins and a draw good for 7 points while S and G Ventures took the other finals slot with a 1 won 2 draw card for 5 points.
In the women’s division, youthful Solido FC-Team B topped the qualifiers after sweeping all its three outings for a 3-0 slate (9 points). DDS finished second with a 1-1-1 card (4 points), Solido FC-Team A was third with 1-0-2 (3 points) and Black Knights with 0-1-2 (-5) came in fourth.
All four teams advance to the finals with Solido FC-B taking on Black Knights and Solido FC-Team A facing DDS in the semifinal stage.
In the men’s division, the quarterfinal match-ups are: Metro TMS vs. S and G Ventures, Hooligans vs. Black Knights, Lupon United vs. Philippine Rabbies, and Malita FC vs. Alia Orange FC.
“It’s going to be another round of intense action. Football fans should not miss the action this weekend.
It’s going to be tough as all teams will surely give their all to make it to the finals,” said organizer Neil Bravo.
The top four finishers will join early qualifiers Metro TMS, Hooligans, Philippine Rabbies and Alia Orange FC which bagged the four slots at stake in the first eliminations last Saturday.
The tournament is backed up by Green Windows, FTC Towers, Frenzy Condoms, Young and Active Pinay, EDCO and Sons Tent Rentals, S and G Ventures, Columbia Computer Center, Acer, Enervon HP, Enervon
Tablets, Alaxan, Valvoline Lubricants, Probinsya, Buffet Palace, Cherifer PGM 10-22 Multivitamins, Star Sports Korea, The Village Sport, Nivea and official outfitter Accel.
The tournament’s media partners are Business Mirror, Daily Tribune, Mindanao Daily Mirror, OneSport Magazine, Sports Radio, Wave 89.1, Wild FM, and Malaya Business Insight.(pr)