Radcliffe were solid to start but the rainstorm just before kick-off had created a slick surface and the chances created were proving to be tricky to put away. Several times the boys had a bit more time than they thought and rushed to shoot with it going wide of the target. From their first real chance of the game, Ruddington had a spot of luck and their player made a direct run on goal with the ball ping-ponging off three defenders and falling perfectly for him to slot home for 0-1 (16). Radcliffe weren’t too worried though as the chances were still coming thick and fast and quite soon Ollie Skinner managed a nice touch around the edges to Ollie Jones-Wilkinson to slot home for 1-1 (20). All square then and the momentum shifted a little further in Radcliffe’s favour. There followed a good spell of play with Jack Willis and Morgan Roberts showing nice touches in the centre and a few exquisite through-balls saw really good chances again but not quite. Ruddington could have sneaked another near the end but Harvey Woodward pulled off a great save with his foot to keep scores level. Fin Jackson was brought on with 5 minutes to go and this change seemed to shake things up just enough to make the difference. With time running out it was role reversal and Ollie Jones-Wilkinson this time flicked the ball on for the tenacious Ollie Skinner to slot home for 2-1 (39) and Radcliffe had their noses in front at last. Five minutes into the second half George Arrowsmith broke through the back line and took his chance coolly past the keeper for 3-1 (52). The game now became a little one-sided but Radcliffe weren’t taking their chances as well as usual or it could have been a hat-full. George was replaced by Ollie Skinner up front and almost immediately had another – his trademark skill of getting a foot in just before the keeper collected and 4-1 it was (63). He’d equalled his brace from the first game and was showing how versatile a player he is. Radcliffe were awarded a penalty and Ollie Skinner stepped straight up and coolly slotted into the corner for a hat-trick and 5-1 (66)!
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) recently issued a position statement on Continuing Professional Development regarding the Senate Inquiry on Complaints against the Implementation of Republic Act No. 10912 (RA 10912). In the statement, the PRC maintains the implementation of the schedules except for Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) who, after stakeholders’ consultation, have agreed to move its implementation to 2018. Contrary to the claim of some critics and misinterpretations coming from the media, there are no exemptions as to the CPD-unit requirements. According to PRC, "RA 10912 was enacted `to promote and upgrade the practice of profession in the country ... [and to] ... improve the competence of the professionals in accordance with the international standards of practice, thereby, ensuring their contribution in uplifting the general welfare, economic growth and development of the nation,`- a purpose that even critics of and complainants against the CPD Act or its implementation dare not question. The importance of the CPD cannot be overemphasized as the practice of the profession is imbued with public interest. RA 10912 is arguably a giant step—albeit a necessary one—undertaken to enhance the competitiveness of Filipino professionals and to open more opportunities in the national as well as in the international level, especially as the ASEAN economic community integration has already commenced. As expected, a deluge of criticisms and complaints swarmed PRC, the agency tasked to implement RA 10912. Recently, the PRC and the CPD program have been relentlessly taking a beating on social media not only through negative comments but also through online petitions and in various news outlets. Click here for the PRC position.