STALLION FC continued to show the quality that had been missing earlier in the United Football League season as it pulled off a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Philippine Army on Sunday night at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig.
The Stallions, who kissed their title-retention hopes goodbye after a poor performance in the first half of the season, overhauled an early deficit, thanks to goals from Junior Gaye and Sean Batteau.
The fourth-running squad improved its point total to 32 points after registering four wins and five draws in a span of a month.
“If we played like this in the beginning of the season, we would’ve been in a better situation,” Stallions coach Ernie Nierras said.
The Troopers’ Min Young Yi unlocked a Stallion defense that was missing Azkal Simone Rota five minutes before first-half injury time, before Gaye knotted the count in the 70th minute.
Batteau, a defender given time and space, scored the winner from long range 12 minutes later in the match marred by the scuffle between the Stallions’ Nasser Douroudian and Wilson dela Cruz of Army, who were both sent off with straight red cards in the 68th minute.