The opening game of the BOCG Life Premier League on Sep 26 was between South China, playing their first game of the season, and Kwoon Chung Southern, played at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground. After a goalless and fairly even first half, the game was greatly impacted at the end of the first half when Kwoon Chung Southern’s Chan Cham-hei was sent off after receiving his second yellow card in the 45th minute. The game was settled in the 52nd minute when Lucas da Silva headed what turned out to be the winner for South China from Liang Zicheng’s cross..
In Saturday’s other game, Eastern took on Kitchee at Mongkok Stadium. Kitchee took the early lead in the 5th minute when Juan Belencoso finished after Fernando Pedreira’s cross was touched on by Jorge Tarres, a lead that they held until the half time break. Both sides generally cancelled each other, but Eastern managed to grab an equaliser in stoppage time when Festus Baise headed in Xu Deshuai’s free kick cross.
In Sunday’s (Sep 27) games, Dreams Metro Gallery took on Yuen Long at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground, whilst Hong Kong Pegasus played BC Rangers at Mongkok Stadium.
Hong Kong Pegasus won 1-nil in their game with BC Rangers. Despite having more chances the
game was settled in the 65th minute when Joao Emir curled a free kick into the BC Rangers net.
Dreams Metro Gallery won their encounter 3-2 against Yuen Long. Dream Metro Gallery opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Kenji Fukuda converted a penalty kick, and added a
second in the 21st minute when he went on to score after being released by a pass from Lau Ho-lim. Dreams Metro Gallery held this score to go into the half-time break with a 2-nil lead.
Dreams Metro Gallery went into a 3 goal lead in the 78th minute when Chu Sie-kei’s free kick was headed into the net by Lau Hok-ming. However, Yuen Long then pulled 2 goals back in stoppage time when first, Jose Cruz and Luciano Da Silva scored, but had insufficient time to look for an equaliser.
In a situation of uneven games played, the early table is led by Hong Kong Pegasus and Eastern, both having 7 points from 3 matches.
In the first division, Yau Tsim Mong won 1-nil against Sun Hei, Wanchai won 3-nil against Kwong Wah, Tai Po were 2-nil winners against Shatin, HKFC were 2-1 victors over Metro Gallery Sun Source, Wing Yee were 2-1 winners against Kwun Tong, Tai Chung were 6-nil winners against Lucky Mile, and Citizen were 3-1 winners against Double Flower.
HKFC, Yau Tsim Mong and Citizen lead the table with 100% records and 12 points from 4 matches.
In the second division, Eastern District drew 2-all with Sham Shui Po, Sparta Rotterdam Mutual drew 1-all against Tung Sing, Tuen Mun FC drew nil-all with Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan defeated Kwok Keung 2-1, Sai Kung were 3-nil victors over Kowloon City, and Kwong Wah were 4-nil winners against Happy Valley.
Sai Kung lead the early table with 9 points from 3 matches, followed by Eastern and Sham Shui Po with 7 points from 3 matches.
In the third division, Rex Global North District were 2-1 victors against New Fair Kui Tan, Hoi King won 1-nil against Fukien, Central and Western were 5-nil victors against HKYFG, St Joseph’s were 3-1 winners against KCDRSC, Islands were 2-nil victors over Telecom, Sun International drew 3-all with Wing Go Fu Moon, Ornament were 4-1 winners against King Mountain, and GFC Friends were 5-1 victors over KCC.
Central and Western, St Josephs and Hoi King lead the early table with 100% records and 4 wins.
Yau Yee League
There were no Yau Yee League games played last weekend.
Allan Jackson has been involved in soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.