PFL Roundup: Kaya FC downs Davao Aguilas for first win
ABS-CBN Sports on May 22, 2017 02:35 PM
(Photo courtesy of Miguel Malabanan via KAYA Futbol Club on Facebook)
A couple of first half goals spelled the difference for Kaya FC-Makati, as they shot down Davao Aguilas FC, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at the University of Makati football field for their first win in the Philippines Football League (PFL).
Jordan Mintah struck first for the home team in the 16th minute, while Jordan Reed converted one of his own in the 42nd-minute mark to double the lead.
Neither team could find the back of the net in the second half as Kaya held on for the win.
The Makati-based squad jumps to the second spot in the rankings, with one win and one draw for four points in two matches, while the Davaeños drop to one draw and two losses in three matches for one point.
FC Meralco Manila 1-0 JPV Marikina FC
Earlier that afternoon in Biñan, Laguna, FC Meralco Manila strengthened their grip on the top spot of the standings with a 1-0 victory over JPV Marikina.
Team captain and national team member James Younghusband found the lone goal of the afternoon, putting the Manilenyos ahead in the 64th minute.
Meralco held on for their third win in as many games to lead the league with nine points. JPV Marikina moved to one win and two losses for three points.
Global Cebu FC 1-1 Stallion Laguna FC
The action continued in Biñan the following day, as Global Cebu FC and Stallion Laguna FC battled to dramatic 1-1 draw, Sunday afternoon.
The first goal of the match came at the 84-minute mark, with Global's Shu Sasaki giving The People's Club the lead, and what looked like the win, as the match headed in to injury time.
In the third minute of injury time however, Stallion's Matthew Nierras connected on the equalizer, ending the match in a stalemate.
Global Cebu moves to 1-1 for four points in two matches, while Stallion Laguna picks up their first point of the tournament, improving to one draw and one loss for one point.