GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Southern Cobras topple No. 1 Rovers in Budweiser soccer

[March 16, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Southern Cobras toppled the Budweiser Soccer League's defending champions and current top-ranked team, Rovers FC, 5-2 in a Week 17 Division I match at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Monday evening.

The Cobras' Keith Surber fueled an explosive second half for his team with a hat trick to seal the win. Ashton Surber also scored in the second half for the Cobras and teammate Jan Flores scored the lone first-half goal. Jason Cunliffe and Keita Yoshida scored for the Rovers FC.

Despite the loss, the Rovers still lead league standings with a 12-2-1 record. The Payless Supermarkets Strykers FC (11-2) currently are in second place with two less games played than the Rovers.

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Payless Supermarkets Strykers slip past Southern Cobras

[March 22, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Payless Supermarkets Strykers FC prevented another Budweiser Soccer League upset after squeaking past the surging Southern Cobras 5-4 in a Week 18 Division I match at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Cobras looked poised to take down the league's second-ranked team after defeating league leaders Rovers FC just a week before, but unfortunate incidents against the team in the match's waning minutes helped the Strykers slip by the southern team in stoppage time.

With the score knotted at 3-3 at halftime, the Cobras struck first in the deciding half. About 20 minutes in, the Cobras' Ashton Surber took a pass from Jeremy Copple and chipped the ball over Strykers goalkeeper Julius Campos to give his team a 4-3 advantage.

About 15 minutes later, Marlon Evans looked to complete a similar play for the Strykers, but his shot hit the crossbar and landed back in play. Cobras' defender Jason Miller rushed to clear the ball, but play was eventually stopped after the shot was deemed a goal by match referees for the 4-4 score.

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Rovers FC continue to lead Budweiser Division I

[April 21, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Rovers FC added another win to its record after posting an 18-0 victory over Doosan FC in a Division I Budweiser Soccer League match at the Guam Football Association National Training Monday evening.

Yaw Antwi-Agyei "Nana" led the Rovers charge with four goals to his name and teammates Jonathan Archibald and Ian Mariano contributed hat tricks. Jason Cunliffe and Alfred Agahan put in two and Abraham Gutierrez, Natsuki Recella, Sisank Kotwal, and Robert Putko also scored in the win.

Four more rescheduled Division I matches remain before the teams play in the Bank of Guam 8th Annual GFA Cup. Upcoming matches include Quality Distributors taking on the Payless Supermarkets Strykers FC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Guam Shipyard facing the Paradise Fitness Sidekicks at 9 p.m. The top two teams in the league - the Rovers FC and the Strykers FC - will next play their final regular season match at 7 p.m. Sunday. The final Division I match of the season will pit the Sidekicks and Doosan FC at 7 p.m. April 27.

An inclusive calendar of all April matches for the men's league and the GFA Cup is available online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-regular-results

Islanders finish in 2nd in Budweiser league debut

[April 19, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Islanders FC finished in a respectable second place in its first-ever foray into the Budweiser Soccer League, finishing just behind the Rovers FC DII in the league's Division II.

The Islanders (13-3-2), the lone team to defeat division champions Rovers DII this season, escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Strykers DII to end the team's regular season on a winning note. The Islanders tallied one goal each from Leon Bamba, Derek Okuhama, and Cameron Miles in the win. Nathan Powell and Luke Reeder each scored once for the Strykers DII.

The team combined for 59 goals scored in 18 matches and allowed only 26. The Islanders' Devan Mendiola led his team with 13 goals scored this season, finishing in third in the Golden Boot race behind winner Jeremy Boldt and runner-up Kyle Legozzie, both from Rovers FC.

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Payless Supermarkets Strykers pick up win vs Doosan

[April 15, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Payless Supermarkets Strykers FC picked up an 11-0 win against Doosan FC in a make up Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center late Monday evening.

The Strykers defeated Doosan 11-0 with three goals from Min Choi, two from Christian Dickson, and one each from Jonahan Romero, Isiah Lagutang, Ricky Katsumata, Dylan Naputi, and Marlon Evans. The Strykers' other goal came on a Doosan FC own goal.

A schedule of matches for the remainder of April is online: http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-regular-results