Kaya FC and Stallion FC cruised to easy victories over separate foes on Thursday in the United Football League (UFL) 2016 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
After being booted out in the continental football championship, Kaya vented its ire in the local circuit by posting a dominant 16-1 win over the Manila Nomads SC.
Kaya relied on national team standouts Kenshiro Daniels and OJ Porteria, who each capped off the game with four goals to give their team its third win in the tournament.
Daniels scored a goal for Kaya in the first minute followed by two more goals in the initial half in the ninth and 42nd minutes.
Prolific scorer English striker Louis Clark also notched goals of his own in the 22nd and 33rd minutes while Porteria posted a goal in the 29th to put Kaya up, 7-0.
However, the Nomads refused to go down without a fight by scoring a goal courtesy of Stephen Appiah in the 42nd minute at the half.
Nine more goals were registered for Kaya before the end of regulation.
David Tanton and Jovin Bedic have had brace performances for Kaya while Miguel Tanton and Janrick Soriano contributed a goal each.
Daniels scored a goal in the 67th minute while Porteria sank three more in the second, including a penalty kick in the 57th minute.
In the other match, Joshua Beloya’s four goals powered Stallion FC to an 8-0, victory over winless Laos FC.
The Stallions gained control as Nate Alquiros found the back of the net immediately after the opening whistle.
He doubled his squad’s lead in the 28th minute following his conversion off a penalty conceded by the Laos FC backline deep inside the box.
Beloya neutralized the defense of their foes in the final stretch of the meeting by scoring three consecutive goals in a span of 10 minutes to extend their lead to 5-0 in the 60th minute.
The aggressive attacking midfield of Stallion ended his impressive performance with another goal in the 71st minute of the match.
Under-23 national team player Fitch Arboleda similarly made his presence felt by scoring two goals in the 74th and 81 minutes to secure his squad’s second win in four games.
JAELLE NEVIN REYES