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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Button Unbeaten loser
Button Crowd support until till the end
Button Welcoat moves closer to ABC Cup title
Button Royal Star posts win in Fil-Sino caging


Unbeaten loser
Ceres exits AFC Cup in 1-1 draw at home

Ceres-Negros FC ended their campaign in the 2017 AFC Cup with a 1-1 draw at home against Tajikistan's FC Istiklol at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City last night.

Istiklol advanced to the Inter-Zone finals on a 5-1 aggregate.

Despite the loss, the Busmen remain unbeaten at home in the AFC Cup this season following a successful run in the Group Stage against Singapore's Tampines Rovers (5-0), Malaysia's Felda United (0-0), and Vietnam's Hanoi FC (6-2).

Crowd support until till the end

The football-loving Negrense crowd showed their passionate support to the Ceres-Negros FC in their home game against the FC Istiklol of Tajikistan last night.

Aware of the 4-0 advantage of the visitors, the crowd cheered the Busmen on and went wild as Manuel Herrera scored the first goal in 34 th minute. Silence fell all over the stadium as Dmitry Barkov tied the score at 1-all in added time before the break.

The campaign of the 5-year-old Ceres Negros FC in the 2017 AFC Cup may have come to an end, but never the support of their fans at home, who where there in every match.

Welcoat moves
closer to ABC Cup title

Welcoat Paints is a win away from clinching the ABC-Asian Coatings Philippines Cup with a thrilling 102-100 victory over Rain or Shine in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals at the Ayala Northpoint Clubhouse inTalisay City, Negros Occidental, on Monday evening.

Despite missing key players due to illness, Welcoat showed up with a lot of heart to upset their younger counterparts.

After conquering the top team of the tournament in the semi-finals, Welcoat looks to end their miraculous run on a high note with a win  on Thursday  over the second best team.

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