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HKFC player James Beacher (Blue), watched by teammate Frederick Schipper, scores in the 22nd minute of the second half in their 1-nil victory over Double Flower at Sports Road on Sunday Jan 31, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)
HKFC player James Beacher (Blue), watched by teammate Frederick Schipper, scores in the 22nd minute of the second half in their 1-nil victory over Double Flower at Sports Road on Sunday Jan 31, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

HONK KONG—Another round of matches were played in the BOCG Life HKFA Premier League last weekend. On Saturday (Jan 30) Hong Kong Pegasus took on...




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  • Kitchee’s Sham Kwok-keung scored in stoppage time to give Kitchee a 4-1 win over Kwoon Chung Southern in Group A of the HKFA League Cup on Saturday Dec 19. This photo of Sham is from a friendly game between Kitchee and HKFC on Nov 15, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • GAS No 22 scores their second goal just before half time past Wanderers goalkeeper Freddie Toomer during their 3-all top of the table clash in the Yau Yee League First division match at Sports Road on Sunday Nov 29, 2015.
(Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Club Colts’ goalie Ting Chi Lee distributes the ball. (Stock photo)

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