Eastern Extend Lead in HKFA Premier League

Association football—Hong Kong
March 2, 2016 Updated: March 2, 2016

HONG KONG—There were three matches in the HKFA Premier League last weekend.

On Saturday (Feb 27), Eastern took on Dreams Metro Gallery at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground, extending their lead at the top of the table with a 4-nil victory. Eastern opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Clayton Afonso headed in from Xu Deshuai’s cross, and extended their lead in the 52nd minute when Michel Lugo headed in another Xu Deshuai cross. Andy Naegelein added a third in the 88th minute when hitting the rebound after Giovane Da Silva’s shot was blocked, and Michel Lugo added the fourth in the 89th minute.

In Sunday’s game at Mongkok Stadium, Kitchee took the lead against BC Rangers in the 16th minute when Rufino Sgovia scored the resultant penalty after he was brought down. BC Rangers equalised in the 72nd minute when Mauricio Da Luz scored from Cheung Siu-kwan’s free kick, though Alexander Akande scored the winner for Kitchee in the 81st minute when he headed in Matthew Lam’s cross for a 2-1 win.

In Sunday’s other game, Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin won 2-1 against Kwoon Chung Southern courtesy of 2 strikes in the last few minutes of the game. Kwoon Chung Souther took the lead in the 45th minute when Tomas Maronesi headed in Chan Cham-hei’s corner, but Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin equalised in the 88th minute when Everton Camargo scored past goalkeeper Tse Tak-him, and Aender Naves headed in Yeung Chi Lun’s cross for the 89th minute winner..

Eastern lead the table with 26 points from 10 matches, with Kitchee second with 22 points from 11 matches, and South China third on goal difference with 22 points from 11 matches.

In the first division, Wanchai were 2-1 victors over Kwai Tsing, Metro Gallery Sun Source drew 1-all with HKFC, Easyknit Property drew 3-all with Kwun Tong, Yau Tsim Mong were beaten 2-nil by Sun Hei, Tai Po were 1-nil victors over Shatin, Lucky Mile were beaten 3-1 by Tai Chung, and Citizen drew nil-all with Double Flower.

Tai Po lead the table with 43 points from 17 matches, with HKFC second with 37 points from the same games, Citizen and Sun Hei joint third with 33 points from 17 and 16 games respectively, and Yau Tsim Mong fifth with 28 points from 15 matches.

In the second division, Eastern District were 2-1 victors over Sham Shui Po, Happy Valley were 1-nil winners against Kwong Wah, Kwok Keung won 4-1 against Tsuen Wan, Sing, Sai Kung were 3-1 victors against Kowloon City, Tuen Mun FC won 3-2 against Tuen Mun, and Sparta Rotterdam Mutual drew nil-all with Tung Sing.

Eastern District lead the division with 33 points from 14 matches, with Sham Shui Po second with 29 points from the same matches, Sparta Rotterdam Mutual third with 28 points from the same matches, and Tung Sing fourth with 27 points from the same matches.

In the third division Islands drew nil-all with Telecom, Hoi King were 3-2 victors over Fukien, St Joseph’s drew 3-all with KCDRSC, King Mountain won 2-1 against Ornament, New Fair Kui Tan were 4-1 victors over Rex Global North District, and Wing Go Fu Moon won 4-1 against Sun International.

Central & Western lead the table with 52 points from 19 matches, with Hoi King second with 51 points from the same number of games.

Yau Yee League

In the first division GAS were 3-nil winners against The Store House Squadron, Wanderers were 6-nil victors over HKDC Mobsters, Baker Tilly Spartans won 1-nil against Colts, and USRC were 4-3 victors over Swiss XI.

GAS lead the division with 38 points from 15 games, with Wanderers second with 35 points from the same games, and Albion third with 34 points from the same matches.

In the second division, French Kiss won 1-nil against University, Boca Seniors drew 2-all with WYFC06, Colloids FC were 2-1 winners against IES, and GGFC were 1-nil victors over Antonhill.

French kiss lead the table with 37 points from 16 matches, with KCC Knights second with 31 points from 14 matches.

In the third division, Dynamo were 4-nil victors over HOB, HKUSA were 5-2 winners against Goial Visio, Green Cypress FC won 2-nil against CAPS, and ANP were 1-nil winners against Yan Po.
Dynamo lead the division with 40 points from 17 matches, ANP second with 39 points from the same matches.

In the fourth division, WYFC84 were 2-1 victors over Bapcoll, Darts drew 1-all with Outward Bound, and Maccabi HK were 5-nil victors over Scorpions.

Maccabi HK lead the division with 46 points from 17 matches, with Friends of Barclays second with 39 points from 16 matches.

Allan Jackson has been involved in soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.