Ceres maintained their 100 per cent record in the United Football League with a fifth straight win on Sunday after beating Stallion FC 3-0 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Adrian Gallardo got his side going when he nodded them into the lead three minutes before halftime, before the Spaniard doubled their lead with another clinical finish in the 77th minute.
From then on, there was never really any doubt that Ceres would go on to claim the win given the way they were dominating proceedings, but – just for good measure – Juan Luis Guirado met a freekick with a firm header into the back of the net in injury-time to wrap up the three points for them.
The result took Ceres up two spots to third on the table and just three points behind joint-leaders Kaya and Loyola Meralco Sparks, although they do have two games in hand.
In Sunday’s earlier game, Green Archers United picked up their second win of the campaign after thrashing Team Socceroo 5-0.
Robert Canedo opened the scoring for Archers when he netted in the 33rd minute, and they edged further ahead through a Robert Waly Lopez Mendy strike ten minutes into the second half.
Socceroo’s bid to fight their way back into the contest was then dealt a decisive blow when Arnel Casil was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 71st minute, which was followed by a third goal for Green Archers from Jesus Melizza with seven minutes remaining.
And with the numerical advantage, the Archers went on to make it really count as the game winded down with Daniel Del Rio and Melizza adding further strikes in the final two minutes to complete the rout.
Sunday’s United Football League Results
Team Socceroo 0-5 Green Archers United
Stallion FC 0-3 Ceres