Eastern Long Lions, Kitchee Equal at Top of HKFA Premier League

Association football—Hong Kong
By Allan Jackson
Allan Jackson
Allan Jackson
November 8, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2016

HONG KONG—The BOC Life Premier League round stretched over the week, starting with a game between R&F and South China at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground on Tuesday Nov 1, with South China taking the points with a 2-nil win courtesy of a 32nd minute Chan Siu Ki header, and a 36th minute Sean Tse finish.

Wednesday (Nov 2) saw a clash between BC Glory Sky and Eastern Long Lions at Mongkok Stadium, where a 13th minute strike by BC Glory Sky’s Rafael Perez past goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai, elicited a very strong response from Eastern Long Lions. Manuel Rodriguez collected a hat-trick with finishes in the 14th, 20th and 28th minutes, whilst Diego Moreira headed in a cross from Miroslav Saric to add a 4th in the 33rd minute, and Manuel Rodriguez added his 4th from a Xu Deshuai through ball in the 45th minute for a 5-1 half time lead.

Although Everton Camargo pulled a goal back for BC Glory Sky in the 65th minute, Jaimes Mckee scored from a fast break in the 82nd minute for Eastern Long Lions to give them a final score 6-2 victory.

HKFC took on Lee Man Rangers on Friday Nov 4 at HKFC’s Sports Road ground, with the visitors claiming the 3 points courtesy of a 70th minute winner from Chiu Chun-kit after scoring from the rebound once Issey Maholo had saved Cheung Kin-fung’s free kick. The goal settled a tightly fought game of few chances.. The result leaves HKFC at the foot of the table on 3 points, the same as R&F, but having played 2 more games. .

In Saturday’s game at Aberdeen Sports Ground (Nov 5), Kwoon Chung Southern and KMB Yuen Long fought out a 1-all draw, KMB Yuen Long taking a 16th minute lead when Luciano Da Silva headed in a free kick, and Kwoon Chung Southern equalising with a 41st minute free kick from Michael Luk past goalkeeper Pang Tsz-kin.   .

Kitchee and Eastern Long Lions lead the table with 16 points, with South China 3rd on 11 points, all from 6 games.         

In the first division Wong Tai Sin were 3-2 victors over Double Flower, Citizen were 8-1 winners against Yau Tsim Mong, Tung Sing won 3-nil against Eastern District, Shatin were 3-2 victors over Wanchai, Easyknit Property drew 3-all with Resource Capital FC, Sun Hei were 3-2 winners against Kwun Tong, and Metro Gallery drew nil-all with Kwai Tsing.

Sun Hei lead the table with 25 points from 9 matches, with Wong Tai Sin second on 24 points, and Easyknit Property third on 20 points both from the same games..

In the second division, Lucky Mile drew nil-all with Tuen Mun, Kwong Wah drew nil-nil with Sham Shui Po, Sai Kung drew 1-all with Tuen Mun FC, Sparta Rotterdam Mutual were 3-2 victors over HKU CXSC Sun Source, Central & Western won 2-nil against Kwok Keung Linkers ONC, and Hoi King were 5-nil victors over Kowloon City.

Hoi King and Central&Western lead the table with 19 points from their 8 games.

Yau Yee League

In the seventh round of first division matches, GAS were 3-1 victors over Albion, Wanderers were 2-nil winners against KCC Dragons, French Kiss were 2-nil victors over Colloids FC, and Squadron won 2-nil against KCC Knights, whilst Baker Tilly Spartans face Swiss Xi on Wednesday night (Nov 9).

Wanderers lead the table with 19 points from 7 matches, with Colts second on 13 points.

In the second division, ANP drew 2-all with Dynamo, Hearts FC were 3-nil victors over Grasshoppers, WYFC06 were 1-nil winners against IES, White Youth were 2-nil victors over CSOB, Carnegies Boca Seniors were 2-1 winners against HKU70’s, and Azzurri won 5-1 against GGFC.

Azzurri are league leaders with 19 points, Dynamo are 2nd with 14 points both from 7 games.

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