Dreams continued their win-less run in 2018 after a 0-5 loss to Pegasus at Tsing Yi Sports Ground on Sunday, March 11th. A brace from Joao Emir and goals from Eugene Mbome, Chan Siu-ki and Travis Major gave the Flying Horsemen their second win in a row. Pegasus is still eight points behind league leader Kitchee, but they are now five-point clear over Tai Po after the Greens drew with Yuen Long in a hot-tempered New Territories derby earlier on Sunday.
Au Yeung Yiu-chung made his debut for Dreams today and provided some good crossing from the right, but Liu Pui-fung’s unmarked shot was blocked and Nacho Martinez’ header went wide. However, the former Guizhou player limped off in the 39th minute after an attempt on goal and had to be replaced by Li Ka-chun.
Soon after, Leung Kwok-wai handled the ball at the edge of the box. Originally the referee awarded a free-kick to Pegasus but changed his mind in favor of a a penalty after consulting with the linesman. Joao Emir successfully converted from the spot to give Pegasus the lead before half-time.
Pegasus added to the scoreline within a few minutes of the second half. Joao Emir’s header went straight into the top right-hand corner. Four minutes later, Chan Siu-ki’s shot was first saved by Tse Ka-wing, but the ball fell to Eugene Mbome who hit a fierce shot past the Dreams keeper. Pegasus captain Chan Siu-ki also performed a fantastic chip over Tse Ka-wing that gave the Flying Horsemen a four-goal lead in the 52nd minute.
Dreams tried to fight back, but failed to create any threatening chances, with the only efforts being limited to shots from outside the box which all missed the target. Meanwhile, Mahama Awal used his pace to go past Lam Hin-ting and his cross found Travis Major who scored from close range in the 72nd minute to round up a 5-0 win for Pegasus.
DATE AND TIME: Sunday, March 12th, 2018, 5:30pm
STADIUM: Tsing Yi Sports Ground