22 JUNE 2017 - TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE: In what seemed to be a David vs. Goliath match, wherein San Miguel Davao Aguilas Football Club, went up against top seed FC Meralco Manila (FCMM), the home boys sent the Sparks a very clear message, it was its home turf.
For over 90 minutes, the crowd of more than 4,000 spectators in a packed stadium at Davao del Norte Sports Complex, held its breath in what seemed to be a roller-coaster ride of a match. San Miguel Davao Aguilas gave its fans a bigger reason to support football in its home stead, and showed that it can ground into halt Goliath’s perfect PFL joyride.
Fans were seen waiting for the Aguilas outside their locker room in a seeming celebration of having new hometown heroes.
Australian Coach Gary Phillips says, “There’s no question, it’s a massive confidence boost for the team. I think the bigger picture is for us is, we grew as a team, we got back into the game and we showed a lot of spirit. And from day 1 I’ve said, we will be competitive, and that’s what we proved today. It is great to have so many supporters here, it is great to be back home. We believe in this team, we believe in this club. I’m very proud of the effort, and collectively as a group, we are all very proud and we certainly take it as a win.”
Its next match will be June 25, 2017 at 4 p.m., wherein the home team would play host to visitors from up North - the Ilocos United Football Club (IUFC). This will be the second time that these teams will go against each other, with their last match ending in a draw, with a score of 1-1 in Vigan, Ilocos Norte.
While on June 28, San Miguel Davao Aguilas FC will go up against the former UFL champs, Global Cebu FC. It will be the first time that the Aguilas will play against Global FC, so fans can expect another exciting match.
Tickets are available at the stadium. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.