Making a threatening appearance in front of their Ilonggo crowd, Kaya Futbol Club-Iloilo easily dismantled the Philippine Army, 6-0 in the recent 2024 Philippines Football League at the Campo Alcantara Stadium in Pavia, Iloilo.

Steering the squad, Jarvey Gayoso netted two goals. Robert Lopez Mendy, Mar Diano and Shuto Komaki added a conversion each, while the Army also committed an own goal violation.

Drawing the first blood, Lopez Mendy opened the scoring spree after a 22nd minute-goal as he received the cross from Komaki before he cut back to his left foot to drain the goal off the post past the Army defender.

After misses in his early attempt, Gayoso managed to score his first of the match in the 29th minute as he converted his own deflected shot into a goal to double Kaya-Iloilo’s advantage.

Trailing by three points, the Army tried series of goal attempts but to no avail. Kaya-Iloilo ended the halftime break with Diano’s 1-2 play with Marwin Angeles in the 40th minute before the former knocked down a shot from inside the box.

Getting the much deserve cheers from the Ilonggo community, Kaya continued to pull away in the second half as Komaki attacked from the right wing to nail his goal from the top corner from beyond the box in the 62nd minute. 

Philippine Army then committed a costly error in the 71st minute as one of their players accidentally sent Kaya-Iloilo’s Yiyoung Park’s shot to the target to increase the lead to five goals.

Gayoso then capped the lopsided win for Kaya-Iloilo with his second connection of the match in the 75th minute as he slotted the ball past the Army keeper from a perfect through ball by Martini Rey.

With the victory, Kaya-Iloilo remained on top of the standings with 31 points on 10 victories and a draw, while Philippine Army is in 12th spot with eight points on two wins, one draw, and eight losses.IMT Sports