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Loyola blows by Agila

Mark Cristino/UFL
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Loyola broke away late in the first half to bludgeon Agila, 11-0, in a rare Wednesday UFL action at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Phil Younghusband started the blowout with a hat trick to end the first half as his brother James helped continue the pounding with a brace of his own in the second half.

Phil actually appeared to have drawn first blood for Loyola with a 19th minute attack, but the referee ruled a handball infraction on the striker, meting him a yellow card.

The younger Younghusband, made up for it after sending a spot kick in at the 36th minute, putting Loyola on the board.

Phil quickly doubled the lead at the 38th minute before capping the hat trick one minute into the first half stoppage time.

The older Younghusband then came to work at the start of the second half, scoring goals in the 52nd and the 60th minutes as Loyola quickly turned the match into a laugher.

Akira Miyayama also tallied a hat trick of his own, while Jinggoy Valmayor added a brace.

Substitute Daniel Gadia capped the rout with his strike a little over two minutes left in regulation.

Loyola soared to provisional second place in the table pending the Ceres-Forza match later Wednesday.

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