DEFENDING champion Medvil and Kapisanang Magkaibigan Multi-purpose Cooperative (KMMPC) turned back separate rivals in the Acer Cup Under-23 Tournament at the Tionko football grounds Sunday afternoon.

Medvil crushed Columbia, 5-1, while KMMPC blanked Ebocci, 2-0, in the meet presented by Acer Philippines in cooperation with the Davao Football Association and Columbia Computer Center.

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Medvil's Francis Philip Alcala and Joey Arobo hit back-to-back goals in the 20th and 25th minutes, respectively, to give their team an early 2-0 lead.

But Columbia's Jervie Paalan scored in the 35th to cut Medvil's lead by just a goal.

Frances Jay Abrasaldo, however, countered in the 52nd followed up by Renelle Pino in the 71st for Medvil to pull away, 4-1. Abrasaldo then made it 5-1 with another goal in the 79th.

KMMPC, meanwhile, grabbed its second win in five outings through the heroics of Jestoni Concepcion (77th) and Rocky Custodio (89th).

Medvil is still on top of the team standings with five wins, zero-draw and one loss while Seagull Porky's Lechon took the second spot with a 4-0-1 card.

Columbia (3-0-3), KMMPC (2-0-4) and Ebocci (1-0-4) are trailing in the team standing. (MLSA)