Kicking riddle remains unsolved
THE riddle over who will kick for Hong Kong during the Asian tournament later this month took another few twists yesterday with three of the squad turning in passable performances with the boot in the semi-finals of the Treasure Land Grading Tournament.
Football Club fly-half Robin Bredbury had a two-from-three success rate in the first half against Kowloon with Neil Munn scoring with four out of five after the turnaround as the Sports Road side ran out winners by 35-3.
Valley centre Jeff Piper took on the kicking duties in his side's 42-3 win over Club Dragons and hit the target with five efforts from eight.
Football Club and Valley showed they will be the dominant forces this season with decisive victories even though they seemed merely to be going through the motions.
A series of errors from Football Club saw the game scoreless after 20 minutes but a Bredbury penalty and a fine converted try by flanker Will Wild just on half-time gave them a 10-0 lead which they built on with two tries from Hong Kong winger Joe Hancock and one by flanker Hamish Bowden.
Club Dragons, the surprise side of the season so far with an unbeaten record before yesterday, held their own in spells against Valley but the steadying hand of Pieter Schats playing an unfamiliar scrum-half role and some incisive running from winger Jeremy Smith and fly-half Vaughan Going gave the reigning league champions their expected victory.