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HKPL 2016/17 Round 17: Highlights

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Check out the video below for video highlights of Round 17 of the 2016/17 Hong Kong Premier League.

 

RESULTS

PEGASUS 2:1 SAPLING (Attendance: 401)
YUEN LONG 1:4 KITCHEE (Attendance: 2,019)
RANGERS 1:1 SOUTHERN (Attendance: 541)
TAI PO 1:2 HONG KONG FC (Attendance: 475)
R&F 0:4 EASTERN (Attendance: 294)


TABLE

Position Team Game Win Draw Loss Goal Gain Goal Loss Goal Diff Point
1 Eastern 15 12 3 0 44 11 33 39
2 Kitchee 14 10 3 1 25 5 20 33
3 South China 15 9 2 4 23 14 9 29
4 Yuen Long 16 8 3 5 32 20 12 27
5 Southern 15 7 5 3 33 12 21 26
6 Tai Po 16 7 3 6 20 15 5 24
7 Pegasus 14 5 4 5 21 23 -2 19
8 Rangers 15 5 3 7 16 20 -4 18
9 R&F 15 3 0 12 12 38 -26 9
10 Hong Kong FC 16 2 0 14 11 52 -41 6
11 Sapling 15 1 2 12 14 41 -27 5

 

 

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HKPL 2016/17 Round 12: Highlights

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HIGHLIGHTS

Check out all the action from the Hong Kong Premier League 2016/17 Round 12 in the video below (all rights owned by on.cc).


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Round 12 kicked off with a 1:0 win for Southern over South China to effectively put the Caroliners out of the title race. The only goal of the game came from a Diego Garrido header two minutes before half time to send his side up to sixth in the league, while the away side slip to fourth.
Defending champions Eastern made light work of relegation favourites Hong Kong FC, as Chan Yuen Ting’s side romped to a 7:0 victory in Saturday’s evening fixture. Giovane Da Silva began the rout with an excellent close range finish after just three minutes, before a Bleda Rodriguez strike doubled his team’s advantage. Second half goals from Tse Man Wing, two from Lee Hong Lim, Diego Moreira and another from Bleda Rodriguez means that Hong Kong FC remain firmly rooted to the foot of the table, while the Blues remain a point behind Kitchee at the top, but having played a game less. Bleda Rodriguez has now scored eleven goals in ten matches.
Tai Po kept up their excellent return season in the Premier League as they overcame Rangers by 3:0. Wong Wai grabbed his first league goal of the season from close range, and headers from Itaparica and Luis Eduardo sealed the Green’s fifth win of the campaign. They sit in fifth and still very much in contention for a end-of-season playoff spot, while Rangers remain in eighth.
Sapling had a two goal lead overturned as they slipped to a 3:2 defeat to high-fliers Yuen Long. The home side’s star player Everton Camargo scored a brace from a fantastic free kick and a cool finish in the box either side of half time, but the Tangerine’s fightback began after Serbian midfielder Aleksandar Randelovic headed home from a Ngan Lok Fung cross. Chan Hin Kwong then leveled the score, slotting home from a loose ball after goalkeeper Shliakotin’s initial save, and Randelovic sent his side up to third in the league with a wonderful curling strike from just outside of the 18 yard box. Sapling remain just two points above the drop spot.
Kitchee remain top of the league after a convincing 5:0 win over R&F in the weekend’s final match. Striker Sandro neeed just five minutes to get on the score sheet after guiding the ball home from a Fernando cross, before Matthew Lam scored arguably the goal of the weekend with a spectacular long range effort. Fernando then turned from provider to finisher after he connected to a cross from a free kick into the box, and further goals from Alex Akande and another for Sandro keep thee home side on course for an eighth league title. R&F stay in ninth but are not out of trouble yet, being just three points clear of danger.


RESULTS

SOUTHERN 1:0 SOUTH CHINA (Attendance: 952)
EASTERN 7:0 HONG KONG FC (Attendance: 1,030)
TAI PO 3:0 RANGERS (Attendance: 641)
SAPLING 2:3 YUEN LONG (Attendance: 413)
KITCHEE 5:0 R&F (Attendance: 1,021)


TABLE

Position Team Game Win Draw Loss Goal Gain Goal Loss Goal Diff Point
1 Kitchee 11 8 3 0 20 3 17 27
2 Eastern 10 8 2 0 29 8 21 26
3 Yuen Long 11 6 2 3 26 14 12 20
4 South China 10 5 2 3 14 12 2 17
5 Tai Po 11 5 2 4 11 9 2 17
6 Southern 10 4 3 3 19 11 8 15
7 Pegasus 10 3 4 3 14 14 0 13
8 Rangers 10 3 2 5 11 14 -3 11
9 R&F 10 2 0 8 6 22 -16 6
10 Sapling 11 1 2 8 12 28 -16 5
11 Hong Kong FC 10 1 0 9 6 33 -27 3
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SENIOR SHIELD SEMI FINALS: HIGHLIGHTS

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Check out all the action from the semi finals of the Senior Shield 2016/17 in the video below (all rights owned by on.cc).


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Kitchee were the first team to book their place in the 2016/17 Senior Shield final after they managed to overcome Tai Po on Christmas Day at Mong Kok stadium by 2:1. The Bluewaves took the lead after Luis Eduardo headed the ball into the roof of his own net from a powerful bicycle kick from Sandro, but Yuto Nakamura equalised for the Greens from close range just nine minutes later. The win was sealed for Alex Chu’s side, however, with Sandro once again proving to be the catalyst as he collected a Rufino pass to spin round the defence and power his shot into the far right of the net.
Eastern will be their opponents in the final after the Blues secured a 1:0 win over Southern. It was the Aberdeeners who had the better of the early chances including a half volley from Paul Ngue that came crashing back off the crossbar, but last year’s top scorer Giovane came to his side’s rescue in the 66th minute with a fantastic long range effort to set up a tantalising final between the two championship rival teams on the 15th January, 2017 at Hong Kong Stadium at 3pm.


RESULTS

KITCHEE 2:1 TAI PO (Attendance: 2,235)
EASTERN 1:0 SOUTHERN (Attendance: 2,660)


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Narrow loss for HK in Guangdong Cup 1st leg

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The Hong Kong national team suffered a narrow loss in the first leg of the Guangdong Cup, after Liang Xueming broke the away side’s hearts with an 80th minute winner in a 3:2 win for the hosts. There will be plenty of positives to take from the performance, however, especially considering that the squad was missing all of their usual starters, and there will surely be cause for optimism heading into the second leg which will be held at the familiar Hong Kong Stadium on the 4th January, 2017 at 8pm.

Guangdong took the lead in the 17th minute after Liao Junjian managed to head home a cross into the box from a Lu Lin free kick, but Hong Kong struck back eight minutes after excellent work from Tan Chun Lok allowed him to smash the ball into the net to level proceedings. The hosts regained the lead on the half hour mark with Lu Lin being involved again after his free kick had been tipped onto the post from Hong Kong goalkeeper Tsang Man Fai, but Zeng Chao was on hand to put Guangdong 2:1 up. Hong Kong did put themselves level on 76 minutes after Lai Lok Yin put the ball away after an accurate cross from Yeung Chi Lun, but four minutes later Liang Xueming scored what proved to be the winner, taking advantage of another loose ball after Tsang Man Fai had kept Yu Jianfeng’s shot out.

Despite the 3:2 loss, this was a tenacious performance from a team including many youngsters, and there remains a quiet confidence that they will be able to overturn the one goal deficit of they can produce another solid performance of this nature.

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