"It feels so good. We got our second wind in the second half, and we pushed and pushed and finally got that deserved goal," said Kaya FC and national team skipper Aly Borromeo after he scored a late equalizer to give both Kaya and Global a point to share in their latest encounter in the United Football League.
Borromeo returned from injury against Loyola Meralco last Saturday, but was unable to lift the team as Loyola drew late on to settle the match at 2-2.
Carlie de Murga's header in the 31st minute gave Global FC the lead, and were looking to extend their lead at the top of the table as Global's custodian Jerome Etoundi continously denied each wave of Kaya attack in the first half.
Come the second half, Kale Alvarez' side made changes in the lineup with Joshua Beloya and Nicolas Bolzico replacing Kross Ubiam and Prince Mark Boley before the restart, but both sides were unable to score.
Looking for a final wave of attack, skipper Borromeo replaced Nate Burkey in the 78th minute to set up a mouth watering finish in the match.
In Kaya's final attack in the 92nd minute, Jonahan Romero's free kick from the right flank, finding Borromeo open inside the box to head home the equalizer to deny Global the win.
Global's Dan Palami noted Borromeo's goal will serve a lesson to his team after the draw finds them two points ahead of Kaya and three points ahead of Loyola Meralco. "That should be the lesson learned, and I hope it doesn't happen again."