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    Relegation battle heats up as Army, Airmen duel

    Apr 26, 2013
    Philippine Army outclassed Air Force, 3-0, in their first-round meeting, but Ian Araneta and the rest of the Airmen are expected to be oozing with confidence coming off a breakthrough victory this season - a 2-0 decision over Nomads last week. Jerome

    TWO languishing military clubs trying to avoid outright relegation engage each other in an expected fierce battle on Saturday night in the United Football League at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig.

    Army and Air Force, the league’s bottom-ranked squads, lock horns at 8 p.m. in the lone Division 1 game.

    A win for the ninth-ranked Troopers, who currently have four points to show, will move them further from the Airmen and closer to Green Archers United.

    The Troopers outclassed the Airmen, 3-0, in their first-round meeting, but Air Force is going to the game oozing with confidence following a breakthrough victory this season - a 2-0 decision over Nomads last week.

    With three points under their belt, the Airmen are hoping to build on the momentum and finally move out of the relegation zone.

    “Maganda ang start namin ng second round. Sana magtuloy-tuloy na,” said Air Force skipper and star striker Ian Araneta, who scored both of the team’s goals in their first win.

    The Troopers, on the other hand, were on the wrong side of a blowout the last time as they felt the brunt of Loyola Meralco’s offensive might, 10-1.

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    Philippine Army outclassed Air Force, 3-0, in their first-round meeting, but Ian Araneta and the rest of the Airmen are expected to be oozing with confidence coming off a breakthrough victory this season - a 2-0 decision over Nomads last week. Jerome
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