Points tally makes Club team of the century
By NAZVI CAREEM
HONGKONG Football Club ran up a century of points in one of the most one-sided encounters in recent memory at Sports Road yesterday.
The league champions scored a mammoth 109-0 victory over a patched-up Flying Kukris side in a First Division match.
Club, who led 57-0 at half-time, scored 19 tries with seven conversions.
Skipper Mike Ferrier said: ''I'm delighted to have scored 100 points. But Kukris were depleted. We actually have to thank them for the effort. They could so easily have not turned up.'' Hongkong international Keith Gauntlet scored the try near the posts that took the score above 100, although the Sports Road scoreboard was unable to accommodate the score and remained at 99.
Winger Joe Hancock, who was coming in for some gentle berating for failing to score, avoided any embarrassment with a last-minute try in the corner.
Club chairman Regis Glancy said: ''I've been in Hongkong 12 years and I can't remember any team scoring 100 points.
''It's difficult to do, but with five points a try now, it is more accessible.'' Mark Davies and John Clarke scored a hat-trick of tries each.
Club's final match of the season is against their second-stringers, the Dragons, on Wednesday night.
They will be looking to retain the State Street Bank Challenge Shield in a season that has seen them suffer just one defeat against Valley.
Valley yesterday had a 28-17 victory over Police at Police Boundary Street.
Policeman Jim Walker will complete Hongkong's 10-man squad for next week's Darwin Sevens in Australia.
National coach George Simpkin named nine players earlier this week and kept his options on one of the places.
He chose Walker, who plays centre, after his display for Police yesterday against Valley.
The squad also contains Craig Pain, Stuart Krohn, Keith Gauntlet, Ian Strange, Mathias Entenmann, Gary Cross, Tim Leach, Mark Thomas and Philippe Lacamp.
Hongkong's active mini-rugby community get together for the first time this year at King's Park today.
The Kai Tak Mini-Rugby Festival is expected to attract about 1,000 children and more than 70 teams.