Kaya, Cebu keep 1-2 spots in PFL title chase

There was no movement in the race for the Philippine Football League (PFL) championship after Kaya-Iloilo and Dynamic Herb Cebu survived a nasty scare from various opponents over the weekend.

Kaya knocked out the Azkals Development Team (ADT), 3-1, at Rizal Memorial Stadium, while Cebu overcame latecomer Maharlika-Manila, 2-1, at McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City to keep a distance of 8 points in the chase. tournament crown.

Both clubs had to regroup after conceding the opening goal in the first half to each go away with three maximum points.

Jarvey Gayoso and Arnel Amita scored in the second half to put Kaya up to 42 points despite being stunned by ADT’s opening goal by Andres Aldeguer, son of former cager Dino Aldeguer, 10 minutes after the game started. head.

ADT tried to double the lead, but Dennis Chung’s effort was blocked by Kaya goalkeeper Zach Banzon, which opened the door for Audie Menzi to score the equalizer in the 29th minute.

The loss left ADT, coached by Stephan Schrock, in 4th place with 21 points.

Cebu also had to come back after Maharlika took the lead in the first half thanks to a goal from veteran David Basa from a set-piece.

Midfielder Daniel Gadia scored the winning goal before mid-season buy-back Ivan Ouano scored the final goal early in the second half to put Cebu on 34 points.

Maharlika, a weekend after defeating Mendiola FC 1991 in Imus, Cavite province, to claim its first win, remains bottom of the table with four points. request

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