HONG KONG—This weekend saw 4 matches in the KFA Premier League.
In Saturday’s game, Kitchee prevailed 1-nil in their game against Yuen Long at Yuen Long Stadium courtesy of Alessandro Ferreira’s second half strike after he was released by goalkeeper Wang Zhenpeng’s goal kick to volley past goalkeeper Chan Yu Ming.
In the day’s other game, Eastern recorded a comfortable 4-nil win over BC Rangers at Mongkok Stadium. Eastern took the lead in the 3rd minute when Michel Lugo scored from the rebound after Giovane Da Silva’s shot was blocked following a cross from Lee Hong-lim, and added a second in the 37th minute when Lee Hong-lim crossed and Diego Moreiro fired home. Eastern extended their lead in the 57th minute when Xu Deshuai’s cross was inadvertently directed into his own net by Roberto Fronza, and finished the game off with a fourth in the 88th minute when Giovane Da Silva headed in Tsang Kam-to’s cross for a 4-nil victory.
In Sunday’s game at Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground, Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin won 3-2 against Dream Metro Gallery after initially falling 2 goals down. Dreams Metro Gallery took the lead in the 21st minute after a goalmouth scramble, and added a second in the 23rd minute when Kenji Fukuda scored from a Leonidas Soares pass. However, Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin reduced the deficit in the 35th minute when Reinaldo Peres headed in from a Yuto Nakamure cross, and equalised in the 56th minute through an Everton Camargo penalty kick. Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin wrapped up the win in the 59th minute through a Chiu Chun-kit header.
In the days other game, Kwon Chung Southern won 1-nil against Hong Kong Pegasus at Hong Kong Stadium courtesy of a 76th minute winner when Wellingsson Da Souza freed James Ha who advanced before chipping goalkeeper Kristijan Naumovski.
Eastern lead the table with 29 points from 11 matches, with Kitchee second with 28 points from 13 matches, and South China third with 22 points from 12 matches.
In the first division, Kwun Tong were 2-1 victors over Tai Chung, Sun Hei drew 1-all with Citizen, Wanchai were beaten 2-1 by Douible Flower, Shatin were 1-nil winners against HKFC, Easyknit Property were 2-1 victors over Metro Gallery Sun Source, Tai Po won 3-2 against Yau Tsim Mong, and Lucky Mile drew 1-all with Kwai Tsing.
Tai Po lead the table with 46 points from 18 matches, with HKFC second with 37 points from the same games, Citizen and Sun Hei joint third with 34 points from 18 and 17 games respectively, Shatin fifth with 30 points from 17 games, and Yau Tsim Mong sixth with 28 points from 16 matches.
In the second division, Eastern District were 1-nil victors over Happy Valley, Kwong Wah were 1-nil winners against Kowloon City, Kwok Keung won 3-1 against Tuen Mun, Tuen Mun FC won 3-1 against Sai Kung, and Sparta Rotterdam Mutual were 5-2 victors over Tsuen Wan.
Eastern District lead the division with 36 points from 15 matches, with Sparta Rotterdam Mutual second on 31 points from the same games, Sham Shui Po third with 29 points from 14 matches, and Tung Sing fourth with 27 points from the same matches.
In the third division HKFYG drew 1-all with New Fair Kui Tan, Hoi King were 4-1 victors over Wing Go Fu Moon, Central & Western were 2- nil winners against Sun International, Telecom won 1- nil against GFC Friends, Rex Global North District were 4-nil victors over King Mountain, KCC won 4-nil against Fukien, Ornament were 3-1 winners against KCDRSC, and St Joseph’s won 5-0 against Islands.
Central & Western lead the table with 55 points from 20 matches, with Hoi King second with 54 points from the same number of games.
In the first division GAS were 3-nil winners against HKU70’s, Wanderers were 2-nil victors over Swiss XI, Albion won 2-1 against Colts, KCC Dragons drew 1-all with The Store House Squadron, and USRC won 1-nil against HKDC Mobsters.
GAS lead the division with 41 points from 16 games, with Wanderers second with 38 points from the same games, and Albion third with 37 points from the same matches.
In the second division, French Kiss won 5-nil against GGFC, Colloids FC were 1-nil winners against KCC Knights, Boca Seniors were 3-1 victors over Azzurri, The Store House Hearts won 5-2 against IES, and Antonhill were 3-2 victors over University.
French Kiss lead the table with 40 points from 17 matches, with KCC Knights second with 31 points from 15 matches.
In the third division, Dynamo were 3-2 victors over HHSS, ANP were 7-1 winners against CAPS, Green Cypress FC won 3-2 against Yan Po, HKUSA were 2-1 victors over Grasshoppers, White Youth were 2-1 winners against Goal Visio, and CSOB won 7-1 against HOB.
Dynamo lead the division with 43 points from 18 matches, ANP second with 42 points from the same matches.
In the fourth division, Maccabi HK were 3-nil victors over Rising Sun, Friends of Barclays were 4-2 winners against Scorpions, Power 22 won 3-2 against Bapcoll, Outward Bouind were 2-1 victors over Standard Chartered, Darts were 4-nil winners against Skyline, and Hung Art won 2-1 against WYFC84.
Maccabi HK lead the division with 49 points from 18 matches, with Friends of Barclays second with 42 points from 17 matches.
Allan Jackson has been involved in soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.