Kaya keeps hopes alive
MANILA, Philippines — Chris Greatwich struck a minute from time as Kaya rallied past Stallion, 2-1, Sunday night to keep its slim title hopes alive in the United Football League at Emperador Stadium in Taguig.
Falling behind after a Yoon Jang-ho header three minutes after halftime, Kaya bucked the absence of four players to climb to a share of second with Loyola with 40 points, seven off leader Global.
“It was good for the boys to dig deep and get a result,” said Kaya coach David Perkovic.
Stallion Giligan’s also came from behind to down Philippine Army-GTI, 2-1.
Kaya lost Pablo Rodriguez, Richard Greer, Masanori Omura and Miguel Tanton to injuries, but managed to score two goals in the last six minutes starting with an Anton del Rosario indirect free kick.
Young Gi-min converted a penalty in the first half to put Army on course for an upset but the defending champs mounted a second-half fightback with Junior Gaye firing in the equalizer in the 70th minute and Sean Bateau rifling home 12 minutes later.