Kanoa FC roars past Eleven Tiger FC in MSL


Kanoa Football Club roared easily past Eleven Tiger Football Club, 5-1, in the only Division A game for the Marianas Soccer League Fall Season 2022 last Sunday at the Northern Marianas Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

Sebastien Manabat coasted swiftly across the field to find the back of the net, just five minutes into the game for the first goal for Kanoa. Teammate Brian Lubao replicated his efforts in another five minutes bringing them up early in the game, two to nil.


It seemed like Eleven Tiger was asleep through the first half of the game as they could not put anything on the board besides a goose-egg, with Kanoa already looking for their third goal. Jhoey Noble looked and found the goal as he put up Kanoa 3-0 in the 34th minute.

Eleven Tiger still hasn’t responded as John Canape scored the fourth goal for Kanoa in the 43rd minute, followed by a long silence in the second half of the game.

Then Manabat, who had tamed the crouching Tigers already, roared through the goal post once again for his second goal and the last point for Kanoa to bring them up five to zilch.

Finally, with the shot clock winding down, Eleven Tiger’s Tanapon Unsa scored their only goal of the game, for the final score of 5-1.


Division B games Shirley’s FC, 4 Matansa, 1 Over in the Division B games, Shirley’s Football Club defeated Matansa Football in an afternoon shoot-out, emerging from the smoke victorious, 4-1.

The first half of the game came and went, with both teams missing their targets—but Shirley’s Sean Gil aimed, kicked, and scored for the first goal of the game in the 23rd minute.

He followed up his goal later in the second half of the game, for his second goal, with Shirley’s now up two in the lead. However, just three minutes later, Garret Weaver of Matansa bobbed and wove his way through the line of Shirley’s defenders for their only goal of the game.

Matansa could not follow up more goals as Shirley’s Risty Vergara scored one goal in the 55th minute and was hungry for seconds as he scored the fourth and final goal of the game, 4-1.

WNT Developmental Team, 1 Hana FC, 0 The women of the WNT Developmental Team showed the men of the Hana Football Club who’s boss as they defeated them, 1-0. Pia Newakl scored the lone goal in the 43rd minute.


Chang Bai Hu FC 1, Old B Bank FC, 0 Chang Bai Hu Football Club slipped past Old B Bank, 1-0, in their Division B game for their first win of the season.


Published by Saipan Tribune - Oct 12 2022

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