Kaya kept their United Football League title bid alive on Sunday after recording a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Pachanga Diliman at the Emperador Stadium.
Having seen table-topping Global claim a ten-point lead over them on Saturday, Kaya knew anything less than victory would all but end their title hopes with just five games remaining in the campaign.
And following a goalless first half, it looked as though they would be falling to a shock defeat after Jang Ho-yoon struck three minutes after the break to put Pachanga in front.
But in the 84th minute, Kaya pulled level when veteran Anton Del Rosario, fresh off the back of captaining Philippines in their recently friendly against Malaysia, converted a Chris Greatwich freekick.
With a minute left to go, the comeback was completed as Greatwich grabbed a goal of his own following a neat pass by Janrick Soriano to hand David Perkovic’s side all three points and keep alive their slim hopes of pipping Global to the UFL crown.
In Sunday’s earlier game, Stallion FC stretched their unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-1 victory over Philippine Army GTI.
Like Kaya, Stallion initially found themselves trailing after Min Young-gi fired Army ahead right on the half-hour mark.
However, Junior Dame Gaye notched his third goal of the campaign in the 70th minute to level the scores, before the defending champions went on to claim the win thanks to Sean Bateau’s winner eight minutes from time.
Sunday’s United Football League Results
Stallion FC 2-1 Philippine Army GTI
Pachanga Diliman 1-2 Kaya