CEBU Queen City United (CQCU) toppled defending champion Stallion FC ,4-1, to keep the lead in Group C of the UFL Cup at the Emperador Stadium yesterday.
“Yes (it is our most impressive game). Stallion FC is the defending champion.
We can now be called giant-killers. Hopefully we can sustain our momentum.
We have to be consistent and we have to step up,” coach Mario Ceniza told Sun.Star Cebu.
CQCU beat Philippine Air Force (PAF), 3-0, and then had a subpar 2-2 draw with Bright Star FC.
CQCU still holds the top spot with seven points, while Stallion FC, the reigning UFL Cup titleholders that was hampered by personnel changes dropped to third place. PAF moved up to second after a 3-1 victory over Bright Star FC.
“We contained them. We penetrated their defense because of our midfield,” he said. “Right from the start we really dominated.”
Following a hotly contested first half, Ahmed Camara hit an amazing volley from a cross in the 50th minute to get CQCU going.
Three minutes after going into the game as a substitute, Pintho Kabulo made his presence felt with a goal in the 73rd for a 2-0 lead for the Cebuanos and Junard Aguilar hit the back of the net with a header in the 76th minute.
Benjamin Gordon scored for Stallion FC in the 86th minute from a penalty but Aguilar immediately answered with a goal in the next play.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 21, 2013.