Cebu Queen City United completed a successful season at the division 2 of the United Football League. They finished 3rd behind Pachanga FC and Diliman Victory Liner FC. Pachanga dominated the division as they went undefeated winning 21 of their 22 fixtures. Diliman was the only team that prevented Pachanga to have a clean sweep by gaining a point in their first match of the season. The division 2 is played on a double round robin format. Pachanga scored 123 goals follwed by Cebu’s 83 and Diliman’s 82.
The most prolific scorer for Cebu in the season was Dan Villarico who scored 2o goals. He was 3rd in the scoring race of the division behind leading scorer Pachanga’s Alfredo Gonzales (33) and Forza’s Isaac Agyie (21). Gonzales, a former national mainstay, outscored 3 teams in the campaign. Lions Meltique Beef FC, Dolphins United FC, and Manila All-Japan FC only scored 17,28, and 30 goals respectively in their 22 games.
The season for the Cebu Queen City United started slow as they were in the middle of the table early before streaking to win several games in the middle of the season to settle at 3rd place. Late in the season, skipper John Michael Flores and Mark Hilay were suspended by the team for disobeying team regulations by playing for their mother club in the 12th Cebu Interclub Football Cup. Incidentally, Flores led Hiroshi FC to the title over Queen City United. The CQCU struggled to find players in the final few matches as they were hounded by suspensions and other priorities of the players. Despite the personnel problems, the wards of coach Mario Ceniza were able to pull through to preserve their 3rd place standing.
It was a successful season indeed and the club might have serious aspirations next season for a Division I spot. Now that Pachanga has moved to the top flight, Cebu has a good chance of taking control of the division. Division I’s Philippine Navy Red Juice will be the newcomer in the division after being relegated this season.
Here is the final standings of the Division 2 of 2011-2012 season of the United Football League:
|Diliman Victory Liner FC||22||18||2||2||82||25||57||56|
|Cebu Queen City United FC||22||14||5||3||83||29||54||47|
|Union Internacional Manila||22||8||5||9||46||60||-14||29|
|Team Socceroo FC||22||8||4||10||51||61||-10||28|
|Dolphins United FC||21||4||8||9||28||35||-7||20|
|Manila All-Japan FC||21||5||3||13||30||60||-30||18|
|Lions Meltique Beef FC||22||3||2||17||17||77||-60||11|
|Sunken Garden United FC||22||3||0||19||35||109||-74||9|
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