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Andres Aldeguer brace powers ADT past Maharlika Manila

Andres Aldeguer stunned Maharlika Manila with a brace. PFL
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Andres Aldeguer showed that his family's legacy goes beyond basketball as he led the Azkals Development Team to a 4-1 win against Maharlika Manila in their PFL battle on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The son of former collegiate basketball star Dino Aldeguer fired a brace which turned out to be the deciding goals as the ADT escaped an early upset threat from Maharlika Manila.

Dennis Chung opened the scoring in the 14th minute after converting on a low cross from Oli Bias.

Maharlika Manila equalized in the 19th minute after Endo Ndour won the ball against two defenders off a long pass and slotted a rocket in.

Then came Aldeguer's first shining moment, a header off a cross right at the final play of the first half to make it 2-1.

Aldeguer converted again off the cross in the 72nd minute after drilling in a powerful shot from inside the box, although he requested to be subbed off after apparently hurting his right hamstring.

Substitute Patrick Grogg put the icing on the cake for the ADT after scoring on a putback from point-blank range in the 83rd minute.

The ADT momentarily broke a tie with Stallion Laguna for solo third place on points with 18, but the latter has a chance to reestablish the deadlock if it beats Dynamic Herb Cebu on Sunday at the BiƱan Football Stadium.

Maharlika Manila, on the other hand, remains winless with only one point to show at the start of the third round.

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