Senior Shield

Left Field: District teams need extra support

Senior Shield was a hollow victory for Wofoo Tai Po, as the tournament has been devalued by HKFA's introduction of the new Super Cup. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Listening to Chan Ping, club secretary of Senior Shield champions Wofoo Tai Po, you get the feeling that the reality in la-la land - aka the Hong Kong Football Association - is treacherous ground for district-based teams and that the much-hyped Project Phoenix is not worth the paper it is written on.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 4:00am

Revitalised knockout competitions could take Hong Kong soccer to the next level

Wofoo Tai Po won the Senior Shield. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Soccer buffs will know the common bond between Kwai Tsing, Tai Po and Citizen in Hong Kong and Bradford City, Luton Town and Oldham Athletic in England. These teams, together with other smaller and unfashionable clubs throughout the history of the game, do the words "cup" and "upset" proud.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Shield champions Tai Po fear going out of business

Wofoo Tai Po celebrate their penalty shoot-out win against Citizen in the Canbo Senior Shield final yesterday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Wofoo Tai Po deserved the cup - their first Shield title since winning promotion to the top flight in 2006. They came back from two goals down to level the score at 2-2, forcing the match into the extra-time before winning the penalty shoot-out 5-3.

3 Feb 2013 - 2:51am

Injury riddled Citizen at the mercy of Tai Po in Senior shield

Many Citizen players, including Paulo Carreiro (2nd left), are carrying injuries. Photo: Xinhua

Citizen's executive director Calvin Pui Ho-wang admitted none of the team's regular forwards was fully fit for the cup final. "The coaching team is trying to fix the problem," said Pui. "All these injured players want to start because this is an important match, and we need to weigh all the options before making a final decision."

27 Jan 2013 - 4:44am

Tai Po eye Shield glory after edging Southern

Tai Po's Aender Mesquita is tackled by Landon Ling. Photo: Xinhua

Wofoo Tai Po reached the Canbo Senior Shield final yesterday after beating Southern 3-1 in the second leg of their semi-final for a 3-2 aggregate victory.

A two-goal blast in the opening stages set the tone for sweet revenge as Tai Po made up for the 1-0 defeat in the first leg three weeks ago.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am

Goalless draw enough for South China to reach Shield semis at Kitchee's expense

South China's Man Pei-tak, like his team, is on top in the Senior Shield clash with Kitchee at Tseung Kwan O yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

South China knocked arch-rivals Kitchee out of the Canbo Senior Shield after a drab second-round second-leg tie ended in a scoreless draw at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground yesterday.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

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23 Nov 2012 - 12:44am

Lady Luck shines on Caroliners

South China's Mauro da Silva tries to beat the challenges of Kitchee defender Liu Quankun and captain Lo Kwan-yee. Photo: Sam Tsang

A little luck made all the difference as South China scraped through to a 1-0 win over arch-rivals Kitchee in their Canbo Senior Shield second-round, first-leg match at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday.

18 Nov 2012 - 1:50am

Kitchee face South China without playmaker Lam

Kitchee remain determined to prevail in their crucial Senior Shield encounter with arch-rivals South China despite the absence of playmaker Lam Ka-wai.

The two heavyweight sides will meet in a second-round first-leg match at Hong Kong Stadium today and both are affected by the midweek international friendly in which Hong Kong drew 1-1 with Malaysia.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:04am