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Despite going second in standings, Marcaida concerned with consecutive ejections to Makati players


By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Kaya-Makati may now be in second place in the PFL standings.

But the emotions have quickly run high as well.

For the third time after just five matches this season--and in a consecutive manner at that--a Makati player saw red.

This time around, it was Miguel Tanton who was ejected from the game after incurring two yellow cards, the last coming off a delay of game infraction with less than three minutes left.

Although Makati would go on to trounce Laguna in the Sunday night game, Coach Noel Marcaida is aware that the recent send offs are not likable at all.

"That's one concern we're having right now," Marcaida said after the match.

While the throwing out of Tanton hardly mattered for Makati's win, he will be dearly missed in the club's next match, a top of the table showdown with Manila back at the UMak Stadium on June 17.

Makati, however, will get one man back as the squad is expected to reactivate Jalsor Soriano, who was sent off in the team's loss to archrival Global Cebu on May 24 and served his suspension against Laguna.

Still, Marcaida bared that the club will talk to Tanton, Soriano, and Jason Cordova among other players who have been booked especially that emotions are expected to flare up in what many football fans believe is the PFL's own version of the "Manila Clasico".

"We'll talk to the players concerned regarding the cards. It will be addressed by the management," Marcaida continued.

For the meantime, the team will have some time to chill out as the league will give way to the Azkals' friendly against China in Guangzhou on Wednesday night.

"We'll make sure that all the players will have their full recovery to get fresh going towards the Meralco [Manila] game," the gaffer vowed.

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