CERES-LA Salle found a local cure to its overseas heartbreak as it overwhelmed Pachanga-Diliman FC, 3-0, on Sunday night in the United Football League at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
In only their second UFL match and first since suffering a 1-0 loss to Maziya in the Asian Football Confederation Cup qualifiers in Maldives, last year’s Division 2 champions made short work of Pachanga behind their Azkals.
Patrick Reichelt and Manny Ott found the back of the net, while former Under-23 standout Angelo Marasigan was on target as well for Ceres, which stayed unbeaten for six points and kept its victims winless after four outings.
Reichelt opened the scoring 21 minutes into the match when the Filipino-German striker headed home a feed from Orman Okunaiya.
Ott, whose free kick in the 31st minute just hit the cross bar, was eventually rewarded in the 77th minute with the midfielder’s own header.
Reichelt could’ve scored a brace only for his shot to be stopped by Pachanga goalkeeper Steve Yambou heading into injury time, before Marasigan grabbed the rebound to score the exclamation point to the day's lone Division 1 match.