Last Sunday, Kaya FC was on the verge of winning against the Loyola Meralco Sparks before a late goal in extra time by James Younghusband forced a draw.
On Wednesday, it was Kaya’s turn to pull the rug from under its opponent, as Aly Borromeo scored a goal in the 92nd minute to salvage a split result versus league-leading Global FC in United League Football action at University of Makati.
Borromeo, the team captain of the Philippine national men’s football team, was playing in just his second game after returning from a knee injury he suffered in the UFL Cup last October. The Azkals defender checked in at the 78th minute for forward Nate Burkey in a surprise move.
Global looked well on its way to continuing its march to the league title, after Spanish-Filipino Azkal stalwart Carli De Murga broke through for a goal at the 31st minute. Global was in good position to pull out the win before Borromeo’s heroics.
The 1-1 draw halted the momentum of Global, which remained at the top of the table after the draw with 35 points over 15 matches. Kaya took second spot with 33 points over 15 matches, while idle Loyola remained in striking distance with 32 points over 14 matches.