Marikina stuns Cebu to soar to first place in PFL table

MANILA — Look who is on top of the PFL standings now.

JPV Marikina overtook Meralco Manila in first place following a 2-1 shocker over Global Cebu at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Sunday night.

Tadashi Odawara’s brace was enough for Marikina to beat Cebu in a match held at a place they call their second home with their primary venues only to be open next month.

Odawara struck first in the 25th minute while completing the two-goal output in the 55th.

Sekou Sylla threatened Marikina with a 68th minute strike, but that turned out to be Cebu’s only goal of the game.

Marikina, which won its sixth straight game, moved up to 18 points, a point clear of Manila, who drew its last two games following a 5-0 start. Manila, however, has a match at hand. Ivan Saldajeno/