The Independent London Newspaper
18th November 2017

Leaders Philippine FC stay on track

    Man-of-the-match Jeff Burgin scores in fightback

    Man-of-the-match Jeff Burgin scores in fightback 

    Published: 3 November, 2016

    A FLURRY of late goals saw table-toppers Philippine FC come from a goal down to beat Dinamo Dorigo, writes Steve Barnett

    This continues their unbeaten start to the season in Division Two of the Camden Sunday League. 

    Dinamo took the lead when Olly Walker flicked a long ball on to Alex Walker, who knocked it over an outstretched defender’s challenge before executing a spectacular scissor-kick finish. 

    The home side squandered two golden opportunities to add to their advantage, and paid the ultimate price when midfielder Ishan Al-Thamir unleashed a 30-yard thunderbolt to pull the scores level. 

    Philippine completed their comeback on the stroke of half time when man-of-the-match Jeff Burgin headed in Eddie Guevarra’s inswinging corner. 

    In the second half only the width of the post denied Dinamo an equaliser as Walker’s sweet shot cannoned back off the woodwork. 

    It proved just the wake-up call Philippine needed as they went on to score three goals in the final 15 minutes of the match. 

    First, defender Sean Vahdat scrambled the ball home from a corner. And minutes later the visitors were celebrating again when central midfielder Rob DePeazer danced around four players before smashing the ball into the top corner. 

    Defender Jesse Arroyo wrapped up the 5-1 win late on, a result that leaves Philippine FC three points clear at the top of the table having won four and drawn two of their six games so far. 

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