Kaya climbs to 4th spot; Stallion up
KAYA cashed in on Green Archers United’s defensive frailties to score an emphatic 5-1 victory Sunday even as Stallion stayed unbeaten in four matches in the United Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Senegalese striker Robert Lopez Mendy struck twice against his former team, while OJ Porteria, Louis Clark and Woody Ugarte were also on target for Kaya, which leapfrogged past JP Voltes with 12 points after posting its fourth win in six matches.
Stallion pulled off a 4-2 win over Manila Nomads to pull level with JP Voltes at 10 points. JP Voltes, however, took fifth spot due to goal difference.
With Ceres-La Salle (5-1) and Loyola Meralco (5-1) prevailing Saturday, the pressure was on Kaya to keep in step with the contenders.
And coach Chris Greatwich’s side was handed a gift by Archers when Clark was fouled inside the box by Archers keeper Henry Fong. Porteria stepped up to send Fong the wrong way for the opening goal in the 31st minute.
Clark doubled the lead in the 59th minute from the penalty spot again, this time after handball was called on Reynaldo Villareal, before Ugarte scored from close range in the 75th minute.
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