Inaugural Lipa Football League Gets Underway

The first club football league in Batangas kicked off in August 2017.

Brahman FC, FC Reigning Kickers Pick Up 1st LFL Wins

Two clubs pick up their first wins in the fledgling Lipa Football League.

BCAS FC, FC Reigning Kickers Score Big Wins in Round 3 of the LFL

FC Reigning Kickers stayed on top while BCAS FC moved to second after Round 3 of the LFL.

BCAS FC, FC Reigning Kickers Win in Round 4 of the LFL

The top 2 teams of the LFL continued with winning ways after the 4th round of matches.

ACF Real Molinillo, Brahman FC Complete LFL Semi-Finals

The LFL elimination round concludes and the semi-final cast is complete!

FC Reigning Kickers Claim Historic Lipa Football League Championship

FC Reigning Kickers' captain receives the LFL championship trophy from ACF Real Molinillo Chairman Rex Raymond Torrecampo.
FC Reigning Kickers were crowned the fledgling Lipa Football League’s first-ever champions after an emphatic 4-1 victory over brave BCAS FC, composed exclusively of high school players, on 25 February 2018.

Michael Angelo Hernandez and Jhon Lester Torres scored a brace each for the newly-crowed champions, who dominated the match from start to finish. BCAS FC momentarily threatened to make a game of it after Reigning Kickers conceded a comical own goal.

Action in the final between FC Reigning Kickers and BCAS FC in the Lipa Football League Final.
At this point, the score was 2-1 with still plenty of time left. But BCAS FC’s inexperience showed when conceding two more goals not long after, to make the scoreline reflective of how the game ebbed and flowed.

The match was played before an enthusiastic Sunday afternoon crowd at the University of Batangas-Lipa Campus football field.

The final was played in front of an enthusiastic Sunday afternoon crowd.
In the play-off for third place, ACF Real Molinillo hit form again in a 13-2 walloping of Brahman FC. Luis Canlas led the Coffee Millers with a hattrick, followed by Jan Chrisandre Palad and Joseph Victor Medina with a brace each.

Romualdo Yuson, Ramon Rodelas Jr., Kim Hee Seop, Xerxes Vatcha, John Anthony Villanueva and Nestor Natanauan Jr. completed the scoring for Real Molinillo.

For Brahman FC, David Algaba and Reneel Las scored the consolation goals.

Closing and awarding ceremonies were held immediately after the championship game. In his short remarks, ACF Real Molinillo Chairman Rex Raymond Torrecampo told the assembly that while there had to be winners and losers, the real winner at the conclusion of the Lipa Football League’s inaugural season was football in Lipa.

Michael Angelo Hernandez receives the MVP medal from ACF Real Molinillo Chairman Rex Raymond Torrecampo.
Torrecampo and Romualdo Yuson, President of Real Molinillo, took turns awarding the trophies and medals to the winning teams and the league’s outstanding individuals.

FC Reigning Kickers’ Michael Angelo Hernandez made it a sweep for his club by winning the top goalscorer’s medal and being chosen the league’s most valuable player.

Inaugural Lipa Football League Concludes with Final this Sunday

The trophies and medals are ready for the finals of the Lipa Football League's inaugural season.
The inaugural season of the Lipa Football League (LFL), a developmental project of Lipa-based club Asociación Club de Fútbol Real Molinillo de Café and co-presented by the University of Batangas-Lipa City Campus, concludes this Sunday, the 25th of February, with the final to be contested by BCAS FC and FC Reigning Kickers at the UB-Lipa Football Field.

BCAS FC, FC Reigning Kicker Book February Final Date

BCAS FC booked the first finals seat after defeating Brahman FC.
BCAS FC and FC Reigning Kickers, who kicked off the inaugural season of the Lipa Football League with a scintillating 5-all draw, booked a finals date with each other after convincing semi-finals wins over separate opponents on 28 January 2018 at the University of Batangas-Lipa City campus football field.

BCAS was first to the finals after a 5-4 win over Brahman FC, although the score probably flattered the latter. BCAS FC had raced to a 5-1 lead but relaxed in the second half, allowing Brahman FC a fightback that just ran out of steam.

Mark Roy Gulang led the victors with two goals, with assistance from Marc Capuloy, Gerard Gutierrez and Joseph Erl Cuchapin with a goal each. For Brahman FC, Reneel Jan Las scored a brace with further goals from Jose Eleazar Hornilla and Christian Robles.

FC Reigning Kickers set up a date with BCAS FC after disposing of ACF Real Molinillo.
In the second semi-final, FC Reigning Kickers raced to 2-nil and 3-1 leads before ACF Real Molinillo clawed back to tie the match at 3-all. Just when Real Molinillo was starting to turn the game around, defensive errors allowed FC Reigning Kicker to score the game’s final goals.

Angelo Hernandez, with a hattrick, and Torres, with a brace, were the winners’ goalscorers. For ACF Real Molinillo, the goals were scored by Hee Siop Kim, John Patrick Mercado and Nestor Natanauan Jr.

The championship game of the Lipa Football League is to be played on 25 February at the UB-Lipa football field, preceded by the play-off for third between today’s losing teams.

ACF Real Molinillo, Brahman FC Complete LFL Semi-Finals

Players of ACF Real Molinillo take the field for the match against Brahman FC.
With FC Reigning Kickers and BCAS FC already shoo-ins into the semi-finals of the fledgling Lipa Football League, the intrigue going into the last round of group elimination matches was who would accompany them into the knockout stages.

BCAS FC emphatically shut the door on Kings FC, winning 10-2 to ensure that the latter finished the group stage winless and, therefore, eliminated. Renner Masongsong led BCAS FC with three goals. He had good support from Marc Capuloy, Roy Gulang and Joseph Erl Cuchapin, all of whom had a brace. Gerard Gutierrez completed the scoring for the team.

For Kings FC, the Mazloum brothers Faisal and Omar replied with a goal each; but these goals were always going to be mere consolation. For his hattrick, Masongsong was chosen Man of the Match.

Kings FC’s earlier loss meant that both Real Molinillo and Brahman FC had already qualified even before kickoff. The former was determined to put on a show, however, hitting its best form of the tournament to bury the latter with an emphatic 9-nil scoreline.

Simon Javate led the Coffee Millers with 4 goals, followed by Korean Hee Siop Kim with a brace. Paolo Medina and Ezekiel Terrones each contributed with one goal.

Because of its superior goal difference, BCAS FC finished the elimination round of the Lipa Football League top of the table to set up a semi-final clash in January 2018 with Brahman FC.

FC Reigning Kickers, who topped the table before today’s round of matches, would square up in the semi-finals against ACF Real Molinillo.

BCAS FC, FC Reigning Kickers Win in Round 4 of the LFL

Kings FC warming up for the match with FC Reigning Kickers in the Lipa Football League.
Table toppers FC Reigning Kickers and second-placed BCAS FC stayed atop the heap after the fourth round of matches in the fledgling Lipa Football League which were played at the Lipa City campus of the University of Batangas.

BCAS FC’s young team shut out Brahman FC to follow up its big win over ACF Real Molinillo with another thumping win over Brahman FC. Renner Masongsong scored a brace to lead his team to victory; while Mark Roy Gulang and Cuchapin chipped in with a goal each for a resounding 4-nil scoreline.

Masongsong was adjudged Man of the Match for his stellar performance.

In the second game, FC Reigning Kickers had another big win for the second straight month, following up its 8-nil rout of Brahman FC in the previous month with a 7-2 victory over Kings FC. Torres scored twice while Bamba, Velasco, Torres, Cabiscuelas and Hernandez all contributed a goal each.

Omar Mazloum continued to fly the flag for Kings FC by scoring a brace in his team’s losing effort. Torres was chosen Man of the Match.