MANILA, Philippines - Global Cebu FC exploded in the second half to rally past Magwe of Myanmar, 4-2, and close in on a berth to the AFC Cup zonal semifinals last night at Youth Training Center in Yangon.
Trinidadian Darryl Roberts fired a brace to preside over a searing attack in the final 19 minutes of play as Global erased a one-goal deficit with a four-goal spree and picked up the crucial away win.
The People’s Club cemented its hold of the Group F lead with 12 points, five ahead of Malaysian Johor Darul Ta’zim, which was playing Beoungket Angkor in the other group match at presstime.
Trailing for a good two-thirds of the game following Kyaw Naing Naing’s 38th minute opener, Global put up a huge comeback effort and turned the tables around with a strong finishing kick.
Pika Minegishi blasted the equalizer at the 71st minute, opening the floodgates for the Philippine side as Roberts scored back-to-back at the 81st and 83rd then Shu Sasaki netted the insurance goal six minutes later.
Magwe managed to pull one back via Naing Lin Thu’s connection before referee blew the final whistle.