Six-goal Club thrash Bees but Shaheen keep up the pressure

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 January, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 28 January, 2002, 12:00am

League leaders Hong Kong Football Club A moved closer to the men's First Division title when they thrashed their B team 6-0 at Sports Road yesterday.

Champions Shaheen were also victorious, keeping the pressure on the title favourites by defeating Nav Bharat A 2-1 at King's Park. But Club maintained a six-point gap at the top of the table from the same number of games.

Club, chasing their first title in more than a decade, were too powerful for their B side as they held on to their unbeaten record in the league after 11 games. Club registered their 10th league win and moved to 31 points.

Shaheen, who were favoured to win the league at the start of the season, have almost conceded the title after a run of poor results that included a surprise goalless draw with struggling Valley A.

Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) A continued their impressive climb up the standings after suffering an indifferent start to the season when they defeated Pakistan Association A 5-2. The Cricketers, who languished near the bottom of the table at the start of the campaign, have moved to third spot on 22 points - nine behind Club.

Pakistan are now in fourth spot, four points behind KCC, but they have a game in hand. Struggling SSSC (formerly Bullets) and Valley A shared a 1-1 draw at Happy Valley.

Meanwhile, Shaheen have been drawn against Pakistan A and KCC against Club in the semi-finals of the Holland Cup.