HONG KONG—In HKFA Divisions this weekend attention switched to the HKJC Community Shield between Eastern Long Lions and Kitchee at Mongkok stadium, and HKFA Senior Shield first round matches between Lee Man Rangers and Hong Kong Pegasus at Tsing Yi Sports Ground, KMB Yuen Long versus Wo Foo Tai Po at Tsing Yi Sports Ground, and R&F against BG Glory Sky at Yuen Long stadium.
Friday’s game (Sept 16) at Mongkok Stadium featured Champions Eastern Long Lions against Kitchee in their Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup. Eastern Long Lions took a 15th minute lead when Michel Lugo converted Lee Hong-lim’s cross, but Kitchee managed to pull back with a 50th minute equaliser when Pau Bosch headed in from a corner.
Eastern Long Lions were not to be denied, however, and regained their lead in the 63rd minute when Manual Rodriguez scored from Lee Hong-lim’s through ball, and then wrapped the game up in the 92nd minute in time added on when Jaimes Mckee ran on to a through ball from Tsang Kam-to to seal the 3-1 victory for Eastern Long Lions., and take the cup.
In Saturday’s (Sept 17) game at Tsing Yi Sports Ground, 120 minutes of play brought a stalemate between Lee Man Rangers and Hong Kong Pegasus. Hong Kong Pegasus won the penalty shoot out 4-3 to progress to the next round of the Senior Shield.
In Sunday’s (Sept 18) first Senior Shield first round game at Tsing Yi Sports ground, Wo Foo Tai Po advanced to the next round courtesy of a 1-nil victory resulting from Wong Wai’s goal scored from Ye Jia’s cross.
In the day’s other game, between BC Glory Sky and R&F, BG Glory Sky won their first round match 1-nil, courtesy of a 62nd minute goal from Wong Wai when he converted Ye Jia’s cross.
In the round of first division matches Wanchai drew nil-all with Kwun Tong, Easyknit Property were 4-3 victors over Eastern District, Citizen were 2-1 winners against Kwai Tsing, Sun Hei won 2-nil against Wong Tai Sin, Tai Chung were 1-nil victors over Yau Tsim Mong, Metro Gallery won 2-1 against Shatin, and Tung Sing drew 2-all with Double Flower.
In the second division, Kwong Wah drew 1-all with Kowloon City, Tuen Mun were 3-2 winners against Kwok Keung Linkers ONC, Sham Shui Po won 1-nil against Sai Kung, Central & Western drew 1-all with HKU CXSC Sun Source, Hoi King won 3-2 against Lucky Mile, and Sparta Rotterdam Mutual drew 1-all with Tuen Mun FC.
In the third division games, Telecom were 4-1 winners against KCDRSC, Happy Valley were 7-nil victors over Islands, Northern District were 4-2 winners against Tsuen Wan, Leaper St Josephs won 6-nil against King Mountain, Wing Go Fu Moon were 1-nil victors over Fukien, GFC Friends were 2-1 winners against New Fair Kui Tan, and V Sports drew 3-all with Ornament.
Yau Yee League
There were no league matches in the Yau Yee League.
Allan Jackson has been involved in soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.