Wed. Nov 29th, 2023
Kaya FC Iloilo vs Garelli FC.

Kaya FC Iloilo vs Garelli FC. –Jihan Ivy P. Caparros via Copa Paulino Alcantara

Kaya-Iloilo produced the most lopsided result of the group stage while Dynamic Herb Cebu won in front of its home fans in the Copa Paulino Alcantara over the weekend.

In an outcome that showed the disparity between the Philippines Football League champion and a non-professional side, Kaya hammered Don Bosco Garelli, 11-0, at Rizal Memorial Stadium for its second win in as many matches in Group A.

Cebu took a 2-0 win over Group B leader University of the Philippines behind a Chima Uzoka brace at Dynamic Herb Sports Complex in Talisay City to open its cup campaign with the full three points.

Dynamic Herb Cebu in front of home town fans.

Dynamic Herb Cebu in front of home town fans. –HANDOUT PHOTO

Maharlika-Manila notched its first win in the same group after a similar 2-0 victory over Pilipinas Dragons to move up to second place at Rizal Memorial.

PFL side Mendiola FC 1991 salvaged a 1-1 draw over UAAP side Adamson after Junior Sam scored the equalizer with two minutes left in normal time. It was a second straight draw for the Bravemen.

Arjay Buenaobra’s opener put the unheralded Falcons ahead in the 85th, only for Sam to prevent Mendiola from suffering an upset defeat.

Marwin Angeles produced a hat trick to lead the Kaya rampage at the expense of Garelli, which ended the Copa by dropping all of its five matches.

Abou Sy, PFL Golden Ball and Golden Boot winner Daizo Horikoshi and Ricky Sendra each scored twice for Kaya.

Uzoka put Cebu in front four minutes into its match against UP before doubling the lead in the 71st to make sure that the Gentle Giants take all the spoils.

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