JOVIN Bedic fired a brace to power Kaya FC Iloilo to a comprehensive 6-0 win over Mendiola FC 1991 and Group B top seeding going into the semis of the Philippines Football League (PFL) Copa Paulino Alcantara Wednesday in Carmona, Cavite.
Mr. Bedic opened scoring in the 10th and 35th minutes then Ryo Fujii (40′), Kenshiro Daniels (63′), Daizo Horikoshi (71′), and Carlyle Mitchell (90+2′) joined the fray to seal Kaya’s two-game sweep of group action.
The Iloilo-based booters, who beat the Azkals Development Team (ADT) in Sunday’s kickoff match, 2-0, will face Group A No. 2 Dynamic Herb Cebu in the knockout semis.
“The players are getting better game by game and we hope to keep this good form in the semifinals,” said Kaya coach Yu Hoshide.
Mendiola and the ADT, meanwhile, will dispute the second semis spot in their Group B faceoff tomorrow. Winner of this matchup will battle Group A topnotcher Stallion Laguna FC.
Stallion took the No. 1 in the bracket after beating Cebu last Wednesday, 1-0.
Senegalese Abou Sy delivered an early strike then the Laguna-based squad fended off the Cebuanos’ final stand despite playing with 10 men in the last 19 minutes of play to get it done. — Olmin Leyba