Instant-Dict beaten by Golden at Mongkok Stadium

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 January, 1999, 12:00am

Champions Instant-Dict suffered another blow to their hopes of retaining their Ericsson First Division title when they were beaten 1-0 by Golden at Mongkok Stadium last night, writes Unus Alladin.

Bosnian striker Alen Bajkusa scored the solitary goal two minutes from time to lift his team to second spot behind runaway leaders Happy Valley in the eight-team standings.

Instant-Dict have now lost four matches in their league campaign and have slipped to sixth place, although they have a game in hand.

In the night's earlier game, Andy Wong Chi-keung continued his rich vein of form, scoring two goals in Yee Hope's 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Sai Kung Friends.

Wong, who scored a hat-trick during last Sunday's surprising 4-0 win over Instant-Dict, struck in the 35th and 66th minutes.

Paul Ritchie scored a last-minute winner to hand Yee Hope the points after Sai Kung Friends' Tomy Giacomeli had scored both his team's goals, including one from the penalty spot.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong are ranked 26th in Asia out of 43 countries and 131st in the world, according to the latest FIFA world ranking.

The SAR team are ranked ahead of Sri Lanka, Yemen and Kyrgyzstan but behind Malaysia, India and Singapore, who are ranked 12th in Asia.

China are ranked sixth in Asia, behind the number-one team, Japan.