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Stallion blanks Laos behind second half surge

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Stallion pulled away from Laos in the second half to score an 8-0 win in the main game of the United Football League doubleheader at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday.

Four straight goals from Joshua Beloya plus a brace from Fitch Arboleda sent Stallion out of the woods to cap a day full of blowouts as Kaya dropped 16 goals on Nomads to take the win in the curtain-raiser.

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Nate Alquiros drew first blood for Stallion just 20 seconds into the match, the second fastest goal in league history behind OJ Porteria's ten-second blitz last year.

However, it needed 27 more minutes before Balut Doctora added one more for Stallion off a penalty as Laos' defense appeared to be holding on in the first half.

Beloya then caught fire at the resumption of play, completing a hat trick in just eight minutes from the 53rd to the 61st minutes before adding one more in the 71st.

Arboleda capped the rout with his brace that happened in just seven minutes from the 74th to the 81st minutes.

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