The main event from last month's double header and before they embark on their SEA Games campaign in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Azkals Development Team will take on the Manileños of Maharlika FC after a one month break from the tournament. It is a battle for the mid-table spot. With Dynamic Herb Cebu's First Win along with the 3 points, and a +2 goal difference, can ADT or Maharlika keep up the pace in this tournament?
Seconds after Kick Off, Kim Sung-Min attempts for a long shot outside the penalty area and yards away. An early chance for the Maharlikans but luckily Quincy Kammerad was on alert. As tensions are high for Maharlika Manila FC when most of the challenging tackles from ADT were not counted as fouls, as for the gaffer and on the bench exclaimed with the officials.
20 minutes later, ADT is about to attack when Lance Ocampo sprints inside the penalty area follows it up with a shot but went too wide to the left. In the 22nd Minute, Oliver Bias draws first blood after that short pass coming from Jermi Darapan, then 2 minutes later, finally, Lance Ocampo makes it double hitting the left side of the goal post. The young Azkals doesn't stop from there as they want to add another one in the scoreboard. 3 minutes later, Ocampo, recovers the ball after a long pass, then looks for Jermi Darapan as he snipes it in using his left foot, but goes wide to the right.
In the 33rd Minute, ADT again with another attack after a through ball from Bias to Darapan, follows it up with a cross. Dennis Chung, unable to control the first touch as they go with another plan passing the ball to Oliver Bias. As he goes for another goal and to make it 3 - nil. A shot from distance from the left flank, but goes too wide to the right.
As the Half-Time whistle blows, ADT are on the lead with 2 goals. In the 51st Minute of the 2nd Half, another opportunity from Dennis Chung when he goes for the shot, but was too wide going to the right and almost hit the goal post, and 5 minutes later, Oliver Bias again who wants to make it double for his tally. On Target shot but hits the goal post.
In the 65th Minute, Kim Sung-Min makes it into the scoreboard after a cross coming from OJ Clarino from the right flank. After Sung-Min's Goal, Kammerad prevented to give the ball back to Maharlika as tensions are about to heat up from both teams, OJ Clarino and Quincy Kammerad are on a tussle as the players and officials tried to de-escalate the situation. Kammerad was knocked down, as for Clarino gave him an exchange of words then now the players tried to separate them. As a result, Quincy Kammerad and OJ Clarino were both given Red Cards and now down to 10 men for both teams.
6 minutes later, it was ADTs turn to attack with an attempt to make it 3 - 1, but Ven Deck and Fong are on alert to defend their posts. At the 76th Minute, another chance for ADT. On Target but went into the cross bar. Fast forward to the 88th Minute, Dennis Chung finally nails the right side of the net within close range and makes it triple for the young Azkals. As the final whistle blows, the Azkals Development Team declared victors of this main event Monday evening match.
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