Ex­pect tougher Ilo­cos United FC in Vi­gan game

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - GLEN­DALE G. ROSAL /RE­PORTER

ILO­COS United FC vowed to be bet­ter when it meets the Global Cebu FC on Nov. 5 in the Philip­pines Foot­ball League (PFL) game in Vi­gan City.

Ilo­cos lost to Global Cebu FC last Sun­day, 2-3, at the Cebu City Sports Cen­ter (CCSC) to re­main at the bot­tom of the stand­ings with seven points off one win, 20 losses and four draws.

De­spite the loss, head coach Ian Gil­lan is op­ti­mistic the team will bounce back at home.

“They will be back up. They are gonna be ready to play with Global up in Vi­gan. That’s go­ing to be a tough game for Global, and I prom­ise we will be tougher,” Gil­lan said. “All our boys are fired up and they will surely be pre­pared for another bat­tle like we put up tonight.”

Gil­lan added he was ac­tu­ally im­pressed with how the team played against Global Cebu.

“I’m quite pleased the way the boys played. We’ve were beaten but we put up a fight.”

Mean­while, Global Cebu head coach Akhbar Nawas is a bit wor­ried with the team’s re­cov­ery in the com­ing games. Global Cebu is set to face the Stal­lions La­guna FC on Nov. 2 in Biñan, La­guna, first be­fore tak­ing on Ilo­cos United three days af­ter.

“The matches are quite close and re­cov­ery for us is im­por­tant. We have to re­cover well and pre­pare the play­ers for each match,” said Nawas.

Global Cebu is at fourth place with 40 points and a record of 11 wins, six losses and seven draws.

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