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Voltes vaults ahead of Group A with beatdown of Laos

Mark Cristino/UFL
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA-- JP Voltes shoots down Laos, 3-0 in the last game of the opening day tripleheader of the UFL Cup at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

Goals by Takashi Ondawara, William Gueridon, and substitute Kevin Skinker were enough for the playoff winners of last season to go ahead of Forza in Group A on goal difference while sinking the erstwhile Division 2 champion to the cellar of the group.

Odawara vaulted Voltes ahead in the 19th minute with a volley off a corner kick.

Espinosa doubled the advantage a minute from first half stoppage time when he latched on from a left wing cross.

Skinker substituted the former Azkal in the 55th minute, and it took him twenty minutes to open his Voltes account from inside the box.

JP Voltes tried to make it four with two minutes left, but the effort of a free kick hit the bar and the subsequent rebound was nullified for offside.

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