Kitchee Retain Grip On HKFA Championship, USRC Win Yau Yee League Championship

Association football—Hong Kong
March 27, 2014 Updated: March 27, 2014

There were no games that had any real impact on the destination of the league title on the weekend, as most teams were preparing for this week’s Quarter Finals of the Hong Kong Football Association Cup.

However, Sun Pegasus took advantage to move into second-place on goal difference ahead of South China; but, with South China having two games in hand on the two teams above them in the table their time in third-place may be short.

Kitchee now lead the First Division table on 38 points, 15 ahead of joint second-placed Sun Pegasus and South China. However, unbeaten in the league this season, Kitchee require four points from their last four games to achieve their third league title in four years.

HKFA other Divisions

The chase for promotion from the Second Division tightened as Wong Tai Sin lost 1-nil against Sha Tin; HKFC defeated Kwai Tsing 6-1; and Wo Foo Tai Po won 2-1 against Wanchai.

Wong Tai Sin now lead the division on 48 points, with HKFC second (47) and Wo Foo Tai Po third (46) though having a game in hand on the two leaders. Also having a bearing on the eventual champions will be the fact that two of HKFC’s (three remaining games) and Wo Foo Tai Po’s (four remaining games) will be against each other at home and away.

In the Third Division, leaders Yau Tsim Mong won 1-nil against Telecom; while second-placed Metro Gallery Sun Source won 5-1 against Kowloon City; and third-placed Mutual won 4-1 against Ongood.

Yau Tsim Mong lead the division on 59 points, with Metro Gallery Sun Source (52), and Mutual (49), though Metro Gallery Sun Source have two games in hand on the other two leaders, with four games remaining for Yau Tsim Mong and Mutual.

In the Fourth Division, leaders Sai King won 2-1 against Tung Sing; while GFC Friends consolidated second place with a 2-all draw with Fukien. Sai Kung lead the table on 43 points, with GFC Friends second (36) – GFC Friends having a game in hand on Sai Kung.

Yau Yee League
USRC are the Yau Yee League Division One Champions after a 4-nil defeat of Interglobo Colloids.

KCC Dragons have moved into second place with a 5-nil win over The Store House Squadron on goal difference over Wanderers, who fell to a 4-2 defeat by French Kiss.

The weekend’s results give USRC (on 51 points) an unassailable lead over KCC Dragons (39) and Wanderers (39) with three rounds remaining in the 2013-14 season. USRC also have the chance of matching the record of going the whole season unbeaten, previously achieved in the 1991-92 season by Club A, now known as Wanderers.

Division Two is still a tight battle for the league title after KCC Knights won 8-nil against Yan Po; Boca Seniors drew nil-all with the Store House Hearts; and Corinthians won 4-1 against GGFC. KCC Knights now lead the division on 40 points, with Corinthians second (39) and Boca Seniors third (38), with 3 rounds remaining.

In Division Three, HKU70’s remain tied at the top with WYFC06 (46) after the former’s 2-nil win against Scorpions and the latter’s 6-nil win over Outward Bound.

IES (on 52 points) were crowned Division Four champions after a 3-nil victory over Skyline. Meanwhile, Green Cypress (38) lost 4-1 against Youth Coaches. Power 22 joined in the race for promotion with Green Cypress after their 1-nil victory over Bapcoll lifted them to 37 points, one behind their promotion rivals.