No mercy Sparks whip hapless Blue Guards, 33-0
Phil Younghusband had eight of Loyola Meralco's 33 goals in a rout of Blue Guards in the United Football League. Jerome Ascano

LOYOLA Meralco massacred Blue Guards, 33-0, on Wednesday night in the United Football League Cup at the Emperador Stadium in Mckinley Hill in one of the most lopsided games in recent memory.

Showing no mercy against an amateur guest team that has an average age of 46, the Sparks flaunted their offensive might to remain unbeaten in three games in Group E and secure their place in the knockout stage of the season-opening tournament.

Phil Younghusband shone brightest with eight goals, Chad Gould was second best with seven, while James Younghusband and Matthew Hartmann chipped in five each for the Sparks, who scored a goal in roughly every three minutes.

Lee Joo Young registered a hat-trick, Jake Morallo had a brace, while Samuel Bonney, Boyet Canedo, and Simon Greatwich completed the scoring parade with one goal each.

It was the most dominant win by a team since the Blue Guards suffered a 17-0 beating at the hands of groupmate Green Archers.

The Sparks, who have yet to concede a goal in the competition following 16-0 and 9-0 decisions against Dolphins United and Philippine Navy, respectively, wrap up their group stage campaign against the Archers on November 7.

The Blue Guards ended their campaign without a win in four games, where they allowed a total of 69 goals against a lone scored goal.

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