HONG KONG—Premier League round resumed last weekend.
The weekend started with a Friday night (Feb 6, 2015) match between Kitchee and Wong Tai Sin at Mongkok Stadium, where the game was settled with a 15th minute goal from Xu Deshuai finishing from Huang Yang’s through ball. Kitchee could have made their win more emphatic in the second half, but Rubiato Martinez failed to score from a 67th minute penalty.
On Saturday (Feb 7) South China were held to a scoreless draw by Wofoo Tai Po in the game at Hong Kong Stadium, whilst YFCMD defeated BC Rangers 2-nil at Kowloon Bay Park, the game being settled after a scoreless first half, through a Kenji Fukuda strike in the 67th minute, and Fernando Pedreira added a second in the 74th minute after receiving a pass from Lee Ka-yiu.
Sunday’s (Feb 8) game, between Sun Pegasus and I-Sky Yuen Long, took place at Mongkok Stadium. Sun Pegasus took the early lead in the 6th minute, when Reinaldo Peres scored an own goal from Yip Tsz Chun’s free kick.
I-Sky Yuen Long equalised from a Tsuyoshi Yoshitake penalty after 23 minutes, but Sun Pegasus took the lead again with their own penalty in the 31st minute, when Admir Rascic scored after being fouled in the penalty box. A further penalty in the 44th minute for I-Sky Yuen Long was converted by Tsuyoshi Yoshitake to take the game to a tie at the half-time break.
Sun Pegasus settled the game, and took the points, in time added on, when Festus Baise headed in Landon Ling’s cross.
Eastern, who had a bye for the round, now head the standings on 22 points from 9 matches, with South China second on goal difference with 20 points from 11 matches, Kitchee third with 20 points from 9 matches, and Sun Pegaus fourth with 19 points from 10 matches.
In the weekend’s first division matches, Lucky Mile were 2-nil winners over Happy Valley, Wanchai were beaten 4-2 by Southern, Metro Gallery Sun Source were 5-1 victors over Kwai Tsing, Sun Hei drew 2-all with Shatin, Yau Tsim Mong won 7-1 against Kwun Tong, HKFC won 12-3 against Tai Chung, and Tuen Mun won 2-1 against Double Flower.
Metro Gallery Sun Source now lead the table with 44 points from 16 games, with HKFC second with 38 points (game in hand), Yau Tsim Mong third on 36 points, and Southern fourth on 35 points.
Second division matches saw Sai Kung win 2-1 against Kwong Wah, Mutual draw 1-all with Kowloon City, Tsuen Wan win 3-nil against Sham Shui Po, Wing Yee win 3-nil against Tuen Mun FC, Eastern District win 1-nil against Kwok Keung, and Fire Services 2-nil victors over New Fair Kui Tan.
Wing Yee now head the second division after 13 matches with 37 points, Mutual are second with 27 points, Kowloon City are third with 25 points, and Sai Kung fourth with 25 points.
In the third division, Central & Western were 1-nil victors over Tung Sing, KCDSRC won 2-1 against Islands, Telecom were beaten 3-2 by Fukien, Ornament were beaten 5-2 by GFC Friends, St Joseph’s won 5-nil against Fu Moon, Rainbow Legend North District won 5-nil against KCC, and King Mountain win 2-1 against Lung Moon.
Tung Sing now lead the division with 38 points, with Central & Western district second with 35 points both from 15 matches.
Yau Yee League
Yau Yee League attention turned to the quarter finals of the Yau Yee League cup, where USRC won 5-1 against The Store House Hearts, GAS were 3-1 victors against Albion, KCC Dragons won 4-1 against Boca Seniors, and Corinthians won 8-3 against Baker Tilly Spartans.
Allan Jackson has been involved in Soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.