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PFL rundown: Makati remain on top, Stallion goes back to back

By Kevin Estrada

This week's PFL action concludes with Kaya Makati solidifying their hold at the top of the table, with Stallion Laguna and Ceres Negros the other big winners.

Noel Marcaida's men won their fifth straight match, extending their unbeaten run to six with a 2-1 repeat over the struggling northerners last Sunday evening at UMak.

Robert Lopez-Mendy scored first in the 32nd minute from close range, but John Kanayama cancelled it out from the spot just past the hour mark.

However, Jordan Mintah won it for Makati with nine minutes left.

Earlier in Rizal Memorial, Laguna make it back to back wins away at Marikina, snatching all three points in the most dramatic fashion.

After falling behind to a ninth-minute strike by Takashi Odawara, the Stallions scored two goals in two minutes to get their tenth point of the season.

Gabriel Mascazzini leveled the scores in the 87th minute, and Jhan Jhan Melliza repeated his heroics in Biñan last Wednesday with a winner a minute before full time.

Last Saturday evening, Ceres Negros run riot on the hapless Davao Aguilas with a routine 2-0 blanking in Panaad.

The Busmen scored in both halves from long range courtesy of OJ Porteria (27') and Stephan Schröck (57') to nick the third spot away from Global Cebu on goal difference after the Queen City outfit can only muster a four-goal stalemate away at second-running Meralco Manila.

A brace by Daryl Roberts was instrumental for Akbar Nawas' men after being down twice to split the points.

The Younghusband brothers shrugged off any rumors of a transfer to the struggling Aguilas by scoring once in each half which was then canceled out by the Trinidadian.

In the first half, skipper James opened the scoring in the 29th minute only for Roberts to equalize five minutes later. Then at the restart, it was Phil's turn to score in the 54th minute, only for the newly-activated forward to level matters at the hour mark.

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