KAYA FC kept in step with the United Football League leaders as it overpowered Green Archers United, 5-1, on Sunday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Senegalese striker Robert Mendy tormented his former team, striking twice that proved to be the exclamation goals against the Archers.
OJ Porteria, Louis Clark, and Woody Ugarte also found the back of the net for Kaya, which climbed to fourth spot with 12 points after six matches behind defending champion Ceres-La Salle, Loyola Meralco, and Global FC.
The Archers stayed in seventh spot with seven points, allowing Stallion FC to gain more ground after the latter registered its 10th point following a 4-2 victory over Nomads.
Joshua Beloya fired a brace, while Fitch Arboleda and Bo Bae Park added a goal apiece for the Stallions, whose three-goal lead in the first half was enough to withstand a comeback by Nomads in the second half.
In the first game of the triple-header, Laos finally barged into the win column with a 6-1 decision of Pasargad.
Patrick Franksson fired four goals to lead the rout as Laos supplanted its victims in 10th spot after securing its first three points, while Pasaragad was left stuck with a point.