Stallion Gilligan's FC outplayed Loyola Meralco Sparks, 4-1, to book another upset win on Saturday in the United Football League at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
It was Stallion FC’s second straight win against a UFL title contender after dealing defending champion Philippine Air Force a defeat last Wednesday by the same scoreline.
Stallion now occupies the top spot with nine points as it remained unbeaten after three matches.
The Sparks suffered their first setback after two straight victories for third place with six points in the league table.
Phil Younghusband scored the first goal of the match in the 10th minute.
Antonio Albor equalized the match with a 14th-minute strike while Ruben Doctora nailed the go-ahead goal three minutes later.
Koreans Yoon Byeong Jun and Lee Joo Yong connected in the second half to extend the Stallion's lead.
In the first match, Philippine Navy forced reigning titilist Air Force to a 2-2 draw.
Luis Brillantes got Navy going after a 0-2 deficit with a 17th-minute goal before Meliton Pelayo booked the match-tying goal in the 62nd minute.
Surgeant Montillano opened the match with a 10-minute goal after a Chieffy Caligdong through ball. Caligdong would then score two minutes later sending a laser strike to the back of the net for an early 2-0 lead.
Nevertheless, Air Force took its first point of the league after two straight defeats. Navy, which has a better goal difference, takes seventh place. — JVP, GMA News