Stallion Gilligan’s FC bared its deadly fangs as it shocked title favorite Loyola Meralco Sparks
It’s not Zen. It’s total football.
The Ilonggo side has indeed rose to the occasion.
The match between Air Force and Stallion was going to be a tough one. While many of the players from either side are from Iloilo
Stallion Giligans sent a strong message to the rest of the field by overwhelming defending champion Air Force Phoenix, 4-1, Tuesday night to secure top spot
Monday, 20 February 2012
MANILA, Philippines - Global FC neutralized Stallion Gilligan’s attacking game and eked out a 1-0 victory to get into title contention in the First Division of the United Football League at the University of Makati field.
Izzeldin Elhabbib provided the lone goal of the match on the 57th minute as the Global booters notched their fourth win to gain a share of second place with the Loyola Meralco Sparks with 12 points apiece.
Stallion suffered its first loss after four wins and a draw for 13 points, opening the door for Loyola, which can seize the solo lead with a win over Navy Red Juice at 6 p.m. tonight also at UMak.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Global FC used a workmanlike performance to slow down the vaunted Stallion Giligan’s attack and carve out a hard-earned 1-0 victory in the United Football League Saturday at University of Makati.
Izo Elhabbib scored the lone goal in the game at the 57th minute, but it was the efforts of national players Misagh Bahadoran, Carli de Murga, and brothers Angel and Juan Luis Guirado as well as Japanese midfielder Yu Hoshide that allowed Global to turn the tables on Stallion, which lost for the first time in league play this season.
Shortly after Elhabbib’s goal, Stallion suffered another blow when skipper Reuben Doctora Jr., also a member of the Azkals, suffered what looked like a left knee injury. With its captain subbed out, Stallion tried to get on board, but were continually frustrated by a disciplined Global defense.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
By Jesse James Baban
MANILA -- AFTER being held to a scoreless draw the last outing, Stallions played in top form to overpower Green Archers United 5 – 2, in the United Football League Division 1 match at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
Playing without ace forward and captain Ruben Doctora Jr. who was called up for national duty, Jovanie Simpron stepped up and led the Stallions with two goals scoring in the 41st and the 77th minutes.
Stallion’s midfielder Antonio Albor fired the first goal of the match in the 15th minute.
The lead almost doubled three minutes later when Lee Joo Young’s header almost went in but Archer's goalkeeper Ivan Fraire prevented it from to the back of the net.
The Archers fought back and equalised in the 33rd minute when Tating Pasilan scored after a counter attack in which he avoided two Stallion defenders and keeper Wilson Muñoz for a 1-1 score.
Stallions reclaimed the lead with Simpron’s goal four minutes before halfime.
Stallions defender Bervic Italia started the scoring parade with a clinical finish from a free kick 11 minutes into the second half..
Stallion Giligan’s FC was back to its winning ways, dismantling Green Archers United, 5-2, Saturday in United Football League action at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The win, the team’s fourth in five matches, gave Stallion its spot back at the top of the UFL standings, with 13 points. The idle Loyola Meralco Sparks dropped back to second place.
Stallion, an Iloilo-based XI backstopped by talented Korean expatriates, dominated the match with crisp, one-touch passing, even as the Archers were able to score two goals, both on counterattacks by skipper Floriano Pasilan off hook-ups with longtime strike partner Arnie Pasinabo.
Jovanie Simpron, starting in the place of Stallion skipper Reuben Doctora Jr. who was called up to the national team, scored a brace, while league top scorer Lee Joo-Young, Bervic Italia, and Pi Yong Jae also scored.