Kaya blanks Pachanga to top Group B in UFL Cup

Ivan Saldajeno (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Kaya broke away in the first ten minutes, while Matt Silva kept a clean sheet the entire match as the club prevailed over Pachanga, 3-0, in their UFL Cup clash at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Sunday.

Tishan Hanley opened the scoring in the sixth minute before Louis Clark followed it up with his own attack four minutes later.

Despite Kaya dominating the match, it took 71 more minutes before substitute Diego Barrera converted the dagger goal for the club.

On the defensive side, Silva, getting the start to give Nick O'Donnell a rest ahead of his stint in the Southeast Asian Games next week, succeeded in not giving up a Pachanga goal in the full 90 minutes.

Kaya completed a sweep of Group B with 12 points while achieving a shutout of its opponents.

Pachanga, on the other hand, dropped to second place with nine points.