UAAP Season 80 Men's football: UE keeps Final Four hopes alive with win over NU
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 22, 2018 04:33 PM
UE keeps their playoff hopes alive thanks to a late goal from Kent Galaura.
University of the East kept their Final Four hopes alive after sneaking past National University, 1-0, in UAAP Season 80 Men's Football second round action, Thursday afternoon at the FEU Diliman Football Field.
Fighting to keep at pace with the top four seeds, sixth-seeded UE needed to get an all-important win, but saw themselves get held scoreless in the first half of the match.
A draw wasn't going to do the Red Warriors any favors, so they turned up the intensity in the second half and it paid off, as Mark Lerion found Kent Galaura who went all the way for the goal in the 76th minute of action.
NU couldn't come up with an equalizer and UE held on for their fourth win of the season.
With the result, UE and NU are tied on points with 13 each, with the Bulldogs ahead on goal difference.