FC Arirang continued to impress in the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association Men's Summer League as they completed the regular season with a sharp, 4 to 1, victory over a stubborn PTI. The victory secures the Korean squad a place in the Tapachao Derby Championship match next weekend against unbeaten Fiesta Inter.
In the other match this past Sunday at the Oleai Sports Complex, the Banglasdeshi Sports Club and Wild Bill's were dead even in the heat with a 3 to 3 draw.
Leading the way for FC Arirang was Yoon Won Choi who garnered a pair of goals to compliment solo strikes by veteran Seung Baeg Kim and Sun Sik Jang. Bir Tamang had the lone score for PTI. Henry Yang went the distance in the goal for FC Arirang.
Wild Bill's continued to improve with a hatrick from Jeeraphong Thoensaket. BSC benefited from two strikes by Surendra Ale and an own goal. The tie pushes Wild Bill's into third place by virtue of goal differential on the season over BSC.
Wild Bill's and BSC will meet in the consolation match next Sunday at 2 PM at Oleai Sports Complex. The Tapachao Derby Championship match featuring Fiesta Inter and FC Arirang will kick off at 4 PM.
In the event of a draw during regulation in the Tapachao Derby Championship Match, the squads will play a ten minute Golden Goal period. If the score is still knotted, the teams will proceed to penalty kicks to determine the champion.
Traditionally, a derby is a rivalry between local clubs with some of the most famous being Manchester United and Manchester City in the English Premier League as well as AC Milan and Inter Milan in Serie A in Italy.