Eastern’s Asian Champions League campaign finally began in earnest with a spirited 1-1 draw with J League giants Kawasaki Frontale. In their previous outing against Guangzhou Evergrande, everything that could have gone wrong, did for Eastern, so a reversal of fortunes was due.
This battle between North and South on a cool winters evening in Yuen Long Stadium had all the makings of a classic encounter on paper, but sadly, the spectacle that ensued did little to capture the imagination of the 1,500 strong crowd in attendance, with this mid-table clash ending in a bore 0-0 draw. Continue reading
An evening that was celebrated as a historic event for Hong Kong football and gender equality, has been overshadowed by a depressing result, that saw Guangzhou Evergrande thrashing Eastern 7-0 at Tianhe Stadium. At the end of the day, Chan Yuen-ting and her players have learnt an important lesson. Sadly, the AFC has not. Continue reading