Kaya edge Nomads to go top in Philippines

Kaya recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Nomads Auction Manila on Saturday to move top of the Philippines' United Football League.

Credit Toto Gamboa (UFL Philippines, InterAKTV)

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Alu Kigbu opened the scoring for Kaya in the 40th minute, before his fierce shot early on in the second half was parried into the path of Joshua Beloya, who doubled his side's advantage.

David Denison pulled one back for the Nomads when he converted a penalty that he had earned, but Kaya held on to grab all three points.

The win also sees them move top of the table, a point ahead of Global who are not in action this weekend.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Army Fritz & Macziol survived a fightback by Navy Red Juice to record a 3-2 win over their rivals.

Goals from Romano Vestal and Nestorio Margarse Jr gave Army a 2-0 lead at halftime, which they extended seven minutes after the break through a Meliton Pelayo piledriver.

However, Arnold Carino pulled one back for Navy a minute after the hour mark, before Peter John Fadrigalan grabbed another 11 minutes later.

Nonetheless, the Navymen were unable to find an equaliser and Army held on for the win which sees them pull level with 7th-placed Air Force Phoenix, although they remain behind on goal difference.

Saturday's United Football League Results

Kaya 2-1 Nomads Auction Manila

Army Fritz & Macziol 3-2 Navy Red Juice

Image courtesy of Toto Gamboa (UFL Philippines, InterAKTV)

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