HONG KONG—Premier League moved to opening fixtures in league cup last weekend.
On Saturday (Jan 31) the game between Eastern and I-Sky Yuen Long held at Kowloon Bay Park was settled by three first half goals from Rohan Ricketts in the 27th minute, a Lee Chi-ho header in the 37th minute, and a Giovane Da Silva goal in the 40th minute which saw Eastern progress to the next round.
Sunday’s (Feb 1) game, also at Kowloon Bay Park, between YFCMD and Wong Tai Sin, was settled in Wong Tai Sin’s favour, when Chan Cheuk-kwong scored the only goal of the game late into extra time after the game ended normal time scoreless.
Rounds of matches resumed in the lower HKFA leagues this weekend, with the leading teams in the first division taking advantage of HKFC’s inaction in the round. Results saw Happy Valley draw 2-all with Kwai Tsing, Sun Hei win 4-1 against Tai Chung, Metro Gallery Sun Source win 2-nil over Wanchai, Lucky Mile win 5-2 against Double Flower, Kwun Tong win 2-nil against Shatin, Citizen draw 1-all with Southern, and Yau Tsim Mong victorious 2-nil against Tuen Mun.
Metro Gallery Sun Source, now with 41 points from 15 games, extended their lead over HKFC on 35 points from 14 games, whilst Yau Tsim Mong are third on 33 points from 15 games, and Southern fourth on 32 points from 15 games.
Second division matches saw Tuen Mun FC win 1-nil against Kwong Wah, Mutual draw 1-all with Eastern District, Sham Shui Po 8-nil victors over New Fair Kui Tan, Wing Yee win 9-4 against Kwok Keung, and Tsuen Wan 1-nil victors over Kowloon City.
Wing Yee now head the second division with 34 points, Mutual are second with 26 points, Kowloon City are third with 24 points, and Kwong Wah fourth with 23 points all having played 12 matches.
In the third division, Central & Western were 7-nil victors over Lung Moon, KCDSRC drew 2-all with Fu Moon, Telecom won 2-nil against King Mountain, Ornament drew 3-all with Islands, St Joseph’s drew nil-all with Fukien, Tung Sing won 3-nil against Rainbow legend North District, and GFC Friends drew nil-all with KCC.
Tung Sing now lead the division with 38 points, with Central & Western district second with 32 points, both having played 14 matches.
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The leadership positions continued to switch in the first division with clashes between some of the contenders, and GAS’s third consecutive draw with the top 3 teams. Games saw Corinthians win 3-2 against Baker Tilly Spartans, Albion beat Boca Seniors 5-nil, USRC draw 2-all with GAS, Colts beaten 3-2 by Swiss XI, KCC Dragons win 4-1 against Wanderers, and The Store House Squadron end their game with French Kiss with a 1-nil win.
Albion lead a cluster at the top of the table on 35 points, USRC are second on 34 points , with KCC Dragons third on 33 points, Wanderers fourth on 32 points, and GAS fifth with 28 points, all from 16 matches played.
In the second division, HKDC Mobsters drew 3-all with The Store House Hearts, WYFC06 won 3-nil against SFALO Oxford, GGFC won 3-2 against HKU70’s, KCC Knights won 3-2 against Interglobo Colloids, ANP won 3-1 against CSOB, and Antonhill won 2-1 against Azzurri.
HKDC Mobsters now lead the table with 37 points from 16 games, with HKU70’s second with 33 points from the same games, and The Store House Hearts third on 30 points.
In the third division, University won 4-1 against Goal Visio, White Youth won 2-1 against HKUSA, IES were 9-nil winners over Scorpions, Dynamo were 5-nil victors over Yan Po, Green Cypress FC won 2-nil against Darts, and CAPS were 1-nil winners against HOB. University now lead the table with 41 points from 16 games, with IES second with 39 points from the same games.
In the fourth division, Friends of Barclays won 3-nil against Hung Art, HKSS were 4-nil victors over Rising Sun, Youth Coaches won 3-1against Outward Bound, Grasshoppers won 3-nil against Power 22, WYFC84 were 3-2 victors over Standard Chartered, and Skyline won 2-1 against Bapcoll.
HKSS lead the division with 39 points from 15 games, with Power 22 second with 38 points from the same games.
Allan Jackson has been involved in Soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.