A DEPLETED Global FC failed to sustain its gains in the first half as it bowed to Yadanarbon, 2-0, in the Asian Football Confederation Cup in the opponent’s turf at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Myanmar.
Despite having only 13 players available due to injuries, the United Football League champions held their Burmese counterparts scoreless in the first 45 minutes, but conceded twice after intermission to absorb their second loss in three matches.
That dropped the Philippine representative to the bottom of Group G with only one point to show after the first phase of the double-round eliminations.
The defeat also left the Philippine representatives with a mountain to climb. Only the top two teams advance to the Round of 16 from the four-team bracket.
Global tries to get back at Yadanarbon when it hosts the Burmese side in its first match in the second round on May 15 tentatively at the Philippine Stadium in Bulacan.
Maximin Djawa and Win Htay Kyaw struck for Yadanarbon, which supplanted Global from third spot after barging into the win column following two losses.
Djawa, an Ivorian import, unlocked the Global defense seven minutes into the second half, before Kyaw sneaked in another goal four minutes into stoppage time.
Mark Hartman and Dennis Villanueva botched chances for the visitors.