Kowloon seek revenge
By NAZVI CAREEM
KOWLOON, having played second fiddle to Hongkong Football Club throughout the season, have their chance for revenge when they seek victory in today's Bell's Knockout Cup final at Mongkok Stadium.
Kowloon were runners-up to Club in the league and were also beaten by the Sports Road men in the final of the First Division Sevens last month.
And today's final provides them with a last chance for 15s success this season.
Former Hongkong Sevens captain Eamon McManus continues his first team comeback and partners Craig Pain in the centre.
Mathias Entenmann, still recovering from concussion, is missing from a forward line-up vastly different from the one that took the field at the start of the season.
Kowloon had an exciting 30-22 win against British Forces in the semi-finals.
Defending champions Club, looking for a clean sweep of domestic titles, have a settled forward pack, although injuries have deprived them of some first-choice backs.
Keith Gauntlet and skipper Mike Ferrier are definitely out, due to injuries, while David O'Brien is doubtful.
But with considerable depth in their ranks, Club will start favourites.
''We'll be happy with the team we eventually put out as we will field the best available,'' said Ferrier.
Club defeated Valley in the semi-finals and, should they win the final they will look to complete their collection of silverware at the Foster's National Sevens, on March 7.