Tam seals it for Rangers
RANGERS midfielder Tam Siu-wai headed home an 87th-minute winner to give his side a vital 1-0 victory over 10-man Sing Tao in a Marlboro First Division clash at the Mongkok Stadium last night.
Tam supplied the finish to Cheung Kam-wa's cross to give his side maximum points before a disappointing crowd of just 537.
Sing Tao were reduced to ten men when defender Darren Jackson was sent off for his second bookable offence. He was first cautioned in the 50th minute for a foul on Hugo Gimenez before being dismissed for deliberate handball in the 67th minute.
Rangers, who had dominated the opening half, struggled to make their numerical advantage pay after Jackson's exit.
After Tam's crucial intervention, Sing Tao almost equalised at the death with Tim Bredbury's powerful injury-time volley grazing the crossbar.
Meanwhile, a strengthened Kui Tan face South Korean side Lucky Goldstar in an exhibition match at the Mongkok Stadium tonight.
Kui Tan, with a little help from the Eastern trio of defender Lo Kai-wah, midfielder Lee Kin-wo and striker Dale Tempest, will be hoping to beat the South Koreans in the race for the US$5,000 prize money donated by Tang Engineering Co Ltd.
Lucky Goldstar, who are lying second in their respective league, have included two former Olympic Yugoslavian players, defender Jovan Sarcevic and midfielder Boro Janicic, and have eight former Korean World Cup or Olympic players in their squad.