Global hand Ceres first defeat; Stallion see off Archers

United Football League leaders Ceres had their 100 per cent record ended on Saturday after being beaten 2-0 by defending champions Global at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

It was Global who took the lead three minutes before halftime when Misagh Bahadoran met Hikaru Minegishi’s cross and headed the ball past Louie Michael Casas into the back of the net.

Six minutes after the hour mark, they went on to make sure of the win after Bahadoran charged down the right and played the ball to Minegishi, who squared a pass for Mark Hartmann to emphatically smash home the sealer.

Stallion FC moved up to second place earlier in the day and find themselves level on points with Ceres following a 2-1 triumph over ten-man Green Archers United.

The Archers were dealt a real blow when they had Herve Ebanda sent off five minutes before the half-hour mark, and Stallion made their numerical advantage count when Shirmar Felongco opened the scoring on the stroke of halftime.

Jovanie Simpron looked to have earned the Archers a point when he levelled the scores with seven minutes remaining, but in the 90th minute, Jordan Mintah found the back of the net to win it for Stallion.

In Saturday’s early kick-off, Manila Jeepney finally recorded their first win of the campaign at the ninth time of asking after defeating Team Socceroo 3-1.

Following a goalless first half, Alvaro Alonso fired Jeepney ahead in the 53rd minute and their lead was soon doubled when Jake Morallo added a second two minutes later.

Ngaly Epesso then scored in the 83rd minute to wrap up the three points for his side, although Socceroo did manage a consolation in injury-time through a Beleu Cleopas strike.

Saturday’s United Football League Results

Team Socceroo 1-3 Manila Jeepney

Stallion FC 2-1 Green Archers United

Global 2-0 Ceres

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