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Ceres, Kaya and GAU big winners in PFL Wednesday

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by Kevin Estrada

MANILA — Kaya Iloilo, Ceres Negros and Green Archers United are the big winners on the first mid-week of the Philippines Football League.

Kaya, the Copa Alcantara holders silenced Binan to move on top of the table for their second straight win, blanking Stallion Laguna, 2-0 behind Jovin Bedic’s 25th minute penalty and Jordan Mintah’s dagger two minutes before full time.

Meanwhile at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, defending champions Ceres Negros then showed no mercy against Philippine Air Force, after blanking the Airmen, 5-0.

Bienvenido Maranon bagged a hat-trick for the Busmen, with Curt Dizon notched a second-half brace to move into second.

On the nightcap, Christian Zubiri made an instant impact for the newcomers as thy got their first-ever win, nipping Global Makati by the slimmest of margins.

Coming on for Jimuel Ariola, Zubiri fired the winner in the 72nd minute to give the Lasallian side the maximum points as a fully professional side.