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Davao locks in Group A top seed after blanking Laguna on the road

Stallion Laguna missed out on stealing the top seed at home and will now have to barge its way to the final on the road. Kennelf Monteza (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

BINAN--Davao Aguilas sealed the top seed in Group A of the Copa Paulino Alcantara after beating Stallion Laguna on the road, 4-0, at the Binan Football Stadium on Wednesday.

Braces from Phil Younghusband and Kim Sung-Min sufficed as Davao will enter the semifinals unbeaten with 10 points on three wins and one draw while assuring claiming homecourt advantage in the semifinals

Younghusband drilled the first goal of the match in the 42nd minute off a short volley.

Kim then slotted the ball in from close range in the 71st minute.

Younghusband added one more as he slotted in a penalty in the 83rd minute.

Kim then slashed all the way through the Laguna defense and found himself all alone for the 85th minute finish.

Davao will host the losing side in the Marikina-Iloilo match, which is still ongoing as of posting, while Laguna will have to face the winner of the said match on the road in the knockout semis.

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