The return of Global Smartmatic, Air Force Rider and Kaya Smart in the United Football League resumed the title race in the hotly contested league. And it proved that the three clubs were truly missed as all three teams and their respective opponents gave a fans a reason that football does not end with the National Team, rather it will always continue.
In the first match, Global Smartmatic conceded their first goal of the tournament against Navy FC in the first half, but bounced back to win the match 2-1 after Aaron Altiche and Izo El Habbib scored in the second half to cancel out Rocklint Viliran first half strike.
On the second match, Air Force Riders dominated the match but a late goal from Green Archers Orient Freight almost completed a fight back from the Green Archer outfit. In the end, Air Force prevailed 2-1 as goals from Surgeant Montillano and Ian Araneta was enough for the airmen victory.
For the final match, Kaya FC looked to have sealed all three points, but a late equalizer from Loyola’s Alex Elnar proved to be decisive as Kaya settled for a draw instead.