Stallion FC whips Manila Jeepney to stay within striking distance of UFL leaders

STALLION FC leaned on a second-half surge to whip Manila Jeepney, 4-1, on Tuesday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium to keep in step with the leaders of the United Football League.

Jordan Mintah fired a brace, while Emmanuel Mbata and OJ Clariño found the back of the net as well for the Stallions, who overhauled an early deficit on the way to their fourth win in five matches.

Now in fourth spot with 12 points, just behind Kaya FC and Loyola Meralco on goal difference, the Stallions also handed Jeepney its fourth loss in five outings that left their victims in sixth spot with a point to show.

Jeepney was off to a good start as Spanish forward Alvaro Alonzo struck the opening goal 14 minutes in the game, before Mintah, a striker from Ghana, equalized just seven minutes later.

The Stallions then broke the match wide open after intermission as Nigerian forward Mbata provided the spark off the bench with a goal in the 61st minute off a Ruben Doctora miss to give his team the lead, before Clariño padded the cushion with a strike two minutes after.

Mintah completed his two-goal effort with a conversion a minute after stoppage time in the lone Division 1 match of the day.

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