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A seventeen year wait for silverware at the HKFC Citi Soccer 7s is at an end after a victory, in a penalty shoot out against KCC, in the plate final yesterday. The team, lead by player-coach Warren Tilley of Colloids, captained by Kurt Lettani of French Kiss and managed by GAS player-manager and league secretary, Adam Wise, came third in their group of five after two wins on Friday evening, against eventual champions Citi All Stars and HKFC, and a 0-1 defeat to Wallsend Boys Club and a draw against Singapore Cricket Club on Saturday, catapulted them straight into the plate final on Sunday at 1254pm.
The squad which included 4 players from the first division, 5 players from division two and 2 players from division three, played well throughout against many former professional players and special mention must go to Squadron’s Gorka Garcia-Tapia, who was a constant danger when in possession and scored two fabulous goals, as well as Swiss XI midfield dynamo, Michael Daniel, who covered every blade of astro-turf on the hallowed HKFC pitch.
The final was a cagey affair and after 20 minutes of normal time, with chances for both teams, the scores were locked at 0-0. Penalties are never the greatest way of finding a winner in a cup final, however, after KCC scored their first three penalties, answered in kind by YYL’s Daniel, Short and Dray and the KCC goalkeeper pulled his penalty wide leaving Dominic Targett to finish with aplomb from 12 yards and give the title to the Yau Yee against a KCC team who played their part in ensuring the game was played in great spirit.
Big thanks as ever to HKFC for putting on another great event and to their sponsors, Citi.
Full YYL Squad Details:
Warren Tilley (Player-Coach) – Colloids FC
Kurt Lettani (Captain) – French Kiss
Eduardo Serrano Lobelo (Goalkeeper) – French Kiss
Michael Daniel – Swiss XI
Rudi Dray – Squadron
Gorka Garcia-Tapia – Squadron
Paul Short – GAS
Dominc Targett – Boca
Hui See Chau Walter – HKSS
Bikas Gurung – French Kiss
Barry Brown – Dynamo
Adam Wise (Manager) – GAS
Steve Cairns (Asst Manager) – GAS
Mark Tupper (Asst Coach) – Colloids FC
This weekend also saw the Yau Yee League Select drawn in a tough group alongside Wellington Phoenix, Stoke City and Eastern FC. Despite losses to Wellington and Stoke, the Select defeated current Hong Kong Premier League champions, Eastern FC, 2-1. The goals came from Select stalwart Jack Cullinane and KCC Knight’s Shane Jeffery. In the Plate Quarter Final, the Select were unlucky to lose 1-0 to HKFA U-21s, after hitting the woodwork and coming close on several occasions.
On behalf of the Yau Yee League ExCo, thank you to all the players and coaches involved in the Select team.
Yau Yee League Select Players:
Arron Martindale (GAS)
Daniel Sheen (HKFC Wanderers)
Helmut Mueller (French Kiss)
Jack Cullinane (GAS)
John Ramage (GAS)
Marcus Edh (KCC Knights)
Matt Zoeller (HKDC Mobsters)
Pedro Martins (USRC)
Shane Jeffery (KCC Knights)
Shunsuke Nakamura (Swiss XI)
Yau Yee League Select Coaches:
Chancy Cooke (KCC Knights)
Luca Merlone (KCC Dragons)
Byoungno Ha (Azzurri)
Alex Snow (KCC Knights)
Congratulations to Club Wanderers for winning the Cup At The 6s on Sunday.
A synopsis of the minutes from the exco meeting held on 14 April 2016 is attached for information.
Dear Team Reps,
We are pleased to announce that the annual dinner will be held at HKFC at 7pm on Saturday 28th May 2016. Tickets cost HKD475 per head which includes a buffet dinner and 2-hour open bar (wine, beer and soft drinks). The dinner will be preceded by the YYL Chairman’s Cup Final and the YYL Cup Final; we encourage all members, supporters and families to come down to watch. The dinner will include a lucky draw and we will have some special guests to assist with the prize giving. Each team must purchase a minimum of 4 tickets and teams taking 6 or more tickets will receive a subsidy of HKD125 per ticket bring the cost down to HKD350 per head for those team with 6 or more attendees.
Book tickets through your division representatives by latest 12th May 2016, stating how many seats you require. Should the event be over-booked, allocations will be on a first-come-first-served basis. You do not have to settle payment immediately, the ticket costs will be added to your team account for the third and final payment of the season.
Congratulations to French Kiss for winning the Plate At The 6s Yesterday.
Congratulations to Colts for winning the Bowl At The 6s Yesterday.
Congratulations to CSOB for winning the Shield At The 6s Yesterday.
Exco went down to their first defeat of the season, deservedly losing to an older but fitter and technically superior Dynamics team who also had the edge with a plethora of substitutes on a hot and humid Friday evening compared to a bare 12 for the Co. Goals from Nick Day and a superb strike from super-sub Mark Eade couldn’t paper over the cracks as Dynamics ran riot in the second half and were only prevented from scoring more by great goalkeeping from the evergreen Mark Devonshire and some profligate finishing by the Dynamo forwards.
The first half was all even at 1-1 with chances for both sides but the inevitable “running out of steam” in the all exco midfield of Johnson, Wise, Jensen and Wong happened early in the second half leaving an already fragile back four including Thomo, Col, Tim and Oggy more exposed than Erica Roe at Twickenham circa 1982.
The game was played in great spirit and was well officiated by Bobby Lawson who, after previously mentoring the league Chairman for many years, appears to have finally had some reciprocity and taken some advice from his protégé on the dietary front.
The post-match inquest inevitably turned to Neil Jensen’s barely adequate performance on debut followed by a man-of-the-match-box-to-box-25-yard-screamer-in-the-first-minute in the very next game for HKFC Rovers but the “Club versus Country” and performance enhancing drugs murmurings from a vociferous minority, fueled by draft Peroni lager, were doused by that model of sobriety that is the league secretary and by the end of the night the shouts for an inquest by means of an Extraordinary General Meeting and a full report to the World Anti-Doping Agency had tuned to whispers.
Big thanks to Dynamics for being wonderful hosts and we look forward to a re-match next season.