Football: Iain Ramsay's hat trick powers Ceres Negros FC to inaugural PFL crown

ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Dec 16 2017 09:24 PM | Updated as of Dec 16 2017 10:04 PM

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Fil-Australian Iain Ramsay took over the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod, Saturday night, as he led home team Ceres Negros FC to a 4-1 win over Global Cebu FC to capture the first ever Philippines Football League championship.

Ramsay was doing everything for Ceres Negros, finding Spanish striker Bienve Marañon for the early goal to get things going four minutes in.

It wouldn't be long before Ramsay found his touch as well, converting in the 20th minute off a Stephan Schrock assist.

Seven minutes later, Ramsay struck again off a Junior Muñoz hand-off to triple the Busmen's lead before the mid-game intermission.

Ramsay picked up where he left off in the 61st minute, netting a hat trick and extending Ceres Negros' lead to 4-0.

Ceres Negros had multiple chances to make it a 5-0 lead, but Global Cebu keeper Patrick Deyto managed to prevent any further damage from the Negrense club.

The visiting Cebuano club pulled one back and avoided a shutout, courtesy of Darryl Roberts in the 88th minute.

That was all that Global Cebu could muster, as Ceres Negros held to to win and make history as the first ever PFL champions. 

This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.