HONG KONG—Sunday (Jan 24, 2016) saw Eastern take on Kwoon Chung Southern at Hong Kong Stadium in the Canbo Senior Shield final in cold and wet conditions. In a lacklustre game Eastern won a game of few created chances courtesy of a 61st minute free kick from Xu Deshuai which flew over the wall and past goalkeeper Tse Tak-him, and an 85th minute goal when Xu Deshuai’s cross was powerfully headed home by Andrew Barisic for a final 2-nil win.
The win marked the first for Eastern coach Chan Yuen-ting who became the first woman to be appointed to such a high profile role in Hong Kong soccer when she was appointed last month to replace Yeung Ching-kwong. The 27 year old Chan, has won all four of the games since her appointment, will be looking to improve their current leading standing in the Premier League with just over half of the season’s matches remaining.
In the third division New Fair Kui Tan were 1-nil victors over King Mountain, Hoi King won the top of the table clash with Central & Western 2-1, REX Global North District were beaten 3-1 by KCDRSC, Wing Go Fu Moon were 3-nil winners against KCC, GFC Friends game with St Josephs was abandoned, Fukien drew nil-all with Telecom, Islands were 1-nil victors over Ornament, and Sun International were 3-1 winners against HKFYG.
Hoi King lead the division with 40 points from 15 matches and a better goal difference, with Central & Western second with 40 points from the same number of games.
Yau Yee League
In the first division, Albion were 8-nil victors over Baker Tilly Spartans, Wanderers were 1-nil winners against USRC, The Store House Squadron won 2-1 against HKU70s’s, and Swiss XI won 3-1 against HKDC Mobsters.
GAS lead the table with 31 points from 12 games, with, with Albion second on 28 points from 13 games, Wanderers third on 26 points from 12 games, and KCC Dragons fourth with 23 points from 12 games.
In the second division, The Store House Hearts drew 2-all with Colloids FC, GGFC were 2-1 victors over University, Azzurri drew nil-all with WYFC06, French Kiss won 3-nil against Antonhill, and KCC Knights were victors against IES.
French Kiss lead the table with 30 points from 12 games, with KCC Knights second with 25 points from 11 games, and Boca Seniors third with 22 points from of games, and Azzurri fourth with 21 points from 13 games.
In the third division, Yan Po were 2-1 victors over CAPS, Dynamo were 2-1 winners against CSOB, White Youth won 4-1 against HKUSA, Grasshoppers were 1-nil victors over Goal Visio, HKSS won 1-nil against HOB, and ANP were 4-nil winners against Green Cypress FC.
Dynamo lead the table with 31 points from 14 games, with ANP second with 30 points from 14 games, and Yan Po third with 29 points from 14 games, and Goal Visio on 24 points from 14 games.
In the fourth division, Darts drew1-all with Standard Chartered, Hung Art were 3-nil winners against Bapcoll, Scorpions were 3-1 winners against Rising Sun, Power 22 won 3-2 against WYFC84, Outward Bound won 4-nil against, and Friends of Barclays were beaten 9-1 by Maccabi HK in the top of the table clash.
Maccabi HK lead the table with 37 points from 14 games, with Friends of Barclays in second with 33 points from the same number of matches.
Allan Jackson has been involved in soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.