Pegasus prove too strong for Dreams

Photo: HKFA.com

Pegasus overcame Dreams by 3-1 in front of 705 spectators at Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday, December 9th, for a well earned three points, cementing themselves in second place in the Hong Kong Premier League. 

The game began slowly although it was the home side who looked most likely to break the deadlock as Travis Major saw an effort blocked on 21 minutes, whilst a Fong Pak-Lun cross was almost diverted into his own goal by Law Tsz-chun five minutes later.

Five minutes before half time and Pegasus found themselves in front thanks to a Cheung Chi-yung header who glanced the ball across goal from a Fong corner.

The second half began much the same way as the first, with both Pegasus and Dreams surprisingly creating few chances considering confidence should have been high following wins against R&F and Eastern respectively.

The game did spark into life in the final 20 minutes, however, as Pegasus doubled their lead thanks to Major who nodded in from a tight angle after Tse Ka-Wing misread the flight of a Chan Siu-ki left-wing-cross.

So far, Dreams had created very little, but going behind seemed to release a freedom in the away side and Leung Kwok-Wai blazed over from around the penalty spot with Pegasus keeper Yuen Ho-Chun being out of position. Dreams found a route back into the game with 10 minutes left, as Pablo Gallardo powered home a Cheng Chin-lung corner from the left with a near post header.

The game was set up for a tense finale, but it was Pegasus who scored the fourth goal of the match with only three minutes to go. Pegasus captain Chan did excellently to recycle a deep Mahama Awal cross and clipped the ball over the Dreams keeper, leaving Major with an open goal to nod into and seal the points for Pegasus who temporarily went joint top of the table with Kitchee, before the Bluewaves extended their lead to three points on Sunday.

It was a deserved victory for Pegasus, who face Rangers next in the Sapling Cup, whilst Dreams will try to bounce back with a win against Yuen Long in the same competition.

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