Ilocos United, JPV Marikina clash in lone PFL match


Eyeing to end their respective slumps, Ilocos United FC and JPV Mari­kina FC collide in the lone Philippines Football League (PFL) fixture on Wed­nesday at the President Elpidio Qui­rino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

Ilocos United and JPV Marikina meet for the third time this season at 4 p.m.

The young club from Vigan returns to its home pitch following losses in four road matches with the last one a slim 1-2 defeat to Visayan powerhouse Global Cebu FC last Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Heading into their seventh hosting, the cellar-dwelling Ilocanos are looking to notch their breakthrough win after settling for three draws and suffering 11 setbacks in all their outings.

In its previous home game, Ilocos elicited a 1-1 draw with Stallion Laguna FC in a match that was postponed at halftime due to inclement weather.

JPV, meanwhile, is on a surprising four-game losing skid, which includes a pair of losses to the resurgent Stallion Laguna.

Prior to the slide, the booters of Mari­kina were riding high on a five-game winning streak that pushed them to the top of the eight-team league.

But then the men of head coach Dan Padernal lost all their games last month after conceding eight goals while only netting two of their own.

With their recent decline, the Marikeños dropped to the bottom half of the standings with 18 points on a 6-0-6 win-draw-loss record.


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