Mike Ott scores winner as Ceres Negros pulls off huge endgame blast to stun Persija Jakarta

Mike Ott scores winner as Ceres Negros pulls off huge endgame blast to stun Persija Jakarta

Dany Saputra and OJ Porteria battle for the loose ball. AFC
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Just when everyone thought Persija Jakarta will walk away with a comfortable home win, Ceres Negros pulled a huge comeback at the death.

Ceres Negros came alive in the endgame to stun Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in the AFC Cup at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday.

After a goalless first half, Jakarta surged ahead early in the second half as goals from Sandi Sute (49th minute) and Bruno De Matos (57th) gave the home side a 2-0 lead.

The comeback began in the 70th minute, when Miguel Tanton scored on a free kick to put Negros on the board.

Negros then got the equalizer in the 85th minute when Bienve Maranon converted on a feed from Stephan Schrock.

Mike Ott then capped the rally after Schrock found him off a cross for the stoppage time game winner.

Negros remains perfect after four matches at 12 points, bolstering its lead in Group G and drawing the club nearer to a playoff spot.

Jakarta remained stuck in third place with four points.

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