Ceres La Salle back on track – coach

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Ceres La Salle FC’s Jeffrey Christiaens (28) mounts a shot against Forza FC goalkeeper Abu Ibrahim (1) in their United Football League second round meeting on Wednesday.   UFL Media photo

Ceres La Salle FC’s Jeffrey Christiaens (28) mounts a shot against Forza FC goalkeeper Abu Ibrahim (1) in their United Football League second round meeting on Wednesday.
UFL Media photo

Ceres La Salle FC is back on track and is steady climbing the team standings in the 2016 United Football League (UFL) according to its head coach Risto Vidakovic.

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Vidakovic, who assumed the position of head coach at the start of the second round, said that improvements were evident after their last game in the Singapore Cup.

“We just improved some things from the Singapore tournament and the team showed that they can play very good football at a very high level. Now, I think the team is on the right track,” he said during a postgame interview.

“We have five games left and we have to treat everything like a final. We practically have to win every game. Looking at the next game we face Kaya, we really have to prepare and be the best that we can,” Vidakovic said.

Ceres La Salle is six points behind Global at No. 2 with 32 points on a record of 10 wins, two draws and two defeats.

After ending the first round with a 3-3 draw against rivals Global FC, the defending champions fell to a rough path in their second round campaign.

The Bacolod powerhouse club, in their initial outing in the final round of games, lost 1-2 to seventh seeds Green Archers United FC.

Ceres La Salle absorbed another blow after Stallion FC forced a 2-2 draw on them because of defensive lapses in the dying minutes of their bout.

The Busmen finally scored their first win in three games, 11-0, at the expense of Forza FC, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Wednesday.

Vidakovic said that he is pleased how his wards quickly erected a sizeable 4-0 lead against Forza. Stephan Schrock and Kevin Ingresso together with Northern Ireland’s Orman Okunaiya and former Azkal Jeffrey Christiaens notched two goals each in the said game.

Ceres la Salle is scheduled to clash with fellow top tier club Kaya FC in the UFL’s Saturday double-header at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium at 4 p.m.

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