HONG KONG—The BOC Life Premier League competition took a break this weekend due to the quarter finals of the Senior Shield. The first quarter final took place on Friday (Oct 28) between Kitchee and Hong Kong Pegasus at Mongkok Stadium where Kitchee opened the lead in the 38th minute when Matthew Lam converted following Andreas Lam’s cross from the right wing. After taking the single goal lead into the half time break, Kitchee doubled their lead in the 48th minute when he completed a brace by scoring from the penalty spot following a fowl in the penalty box.
Kitchee wrapped up their win to progress to the semi-final when Alessandro Leonardo headed in Andreas Lam’s corner in the 58th minute.
Saturday’s (Oct 29) quarter final between South China and Wo Foo Tai Po took place at Mongkok Stadium, Wo Foo Tai Po sprung a surprise by knocking out South China courtesy of a 70th minute Wong Wai strike after David Zana’s shot had entered the penalty box.
Saturday’s later quarter final was between Eastern Long Lions and BC Glory Sky at Tsing Yi Sports Ground. BC Glory Sky took the lead in the 10th minute when Everton Camargo advanced down the right hand side, entered the box, and fired past goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai, and held the lead until the half time break. Eastern Long Lions came out fired up at the start of the second half and equalised in the 47th minute when Lee Hong-lim’s cross evaded goalkeeper Siu Leong, and then took the lead in the 50th minute when Lee Hong-lim struck in the rebound after goalkeeper Siu Leong failed to hold Wong Chung-hung’s shot.
Eastern Long Lions sealed the victory after Raul Fabiani of BC Glory Sky had been dismissed in the 83rd minute, with further goals in the 87th minute when Goivane Da Silva scored from Miroslav Saric’s cross, and Jaimes Mckee’s injury time strike, for a 4-1 win.
In Sunday’s (Oct 30) quarter final Kwoon Chung Southern faced HKFC at Tsing Yi Sports Ground, hot on the heels of the former’s comprehensive league victory. With HKFC hoping to hold the game scoreless for as long as possible to aid their chances, Kwoon Chung Southern took an early 4th minute lead when Wellingsson Da Souza fired past HKFC goalkeeper Issey Maholo.
However, HKFC quickly got back on equal terms when Robbie Bacon knocked in Robert Scott’s corner in the 11th minute. Kwoon Chung Southern restored their lead in the 37th minute when Liang Zicheng scored at the near post following Sham Kwok-fai’s cross, and then pressed on further in the 2nd half with a 55th minute header from James Ha following Wellingsson De Souza’s cross, James Ha adding his second with a 58th minute solo break away, and an 80th minute fifth goal with Vaz Walter’s follow up shot from the rebound of Olivier Ngue’s effort.
Kwoon Chung Southern’s 5-1 victory puts them into the semi final draw with Kitchee, Wo Foo Tai Po and Eastern Long lions.
In the round of first division matches, Eastern District were 2-nil victors over Double Flower, Sun Hei were 6-1 winners against Tung Sing, Easyknit Property won 6-1 against Yau Tsim Mong, Wong Tai Sin were 5-nil winners against Wanchai, Citizen drew 1-all with Shatin, Kwai Tsing drew 1-all with Resource Capital FC, and Kwun Tong drew nil-all against Metro Gallery.
Sun Hei lead the table with 22 points from 8 matches, with Wong Tai Sin second on 21 points, and Easyknit Property third on 19 points both from the same games.
In the round of third division games, V Sports were 4-2 victors over KCDRSC, Fukien were 2-1 winners against GFC Friends, Wing Go Fu Moon won 2-1 against Tsuen Wan, King Mountain were 2-1 winners against Telecom, Happy Valley were 1-nil victors over Leader St Josephs, Islands won 4-nil against Northern District, and Ornament drew 2-all with New Fair Kui Tan.
Happy Valley lead the table with 23 points from 9 matches, with Ornament second with 19 points from the same matches, and 4 teams chasing on 16 points from 9 and 8 games.
Yau Yee League
There were no league games this week due to the first round of the Yau Yee Cup being played.
Allan Jackson has been involved in soccer for more than 40 years as a player, referee, administrator and freelance writer.