HAVING waited since 1956 to win the league championship, Eastern must hold on a little longer after last night's First Division game against Ernest Borel at Mongkok Stadium was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. Eastern's next league match is scheduled for May 21, against Kitchee, although they may re-arrange the Borel game or play British Forces before that date. Having taken 35 points from 13 league games, Eastern are seven clear of second-placed Instant-Dict, who have played two games more. One more win for Eastern would put them out of reach of their rivals. Borel, meanwhile, will lose the services of right-back Clive Goodyear at the end of the season. Goodyear, 32, has been offered the coach's job at Borel next season but has decided to return to England and find a job as a physiotherapist. ''I completed a two-year course run by the Football Association last summer and turned down a couple of jobs to spend one more season with Borel,'' said Goodyear, an FA Cup winner with Wimbledon in 1988. ''A lot of clubs have two physios and I hope to get sorted out fairly quickly.'' Goodyear has also been offered a contract to play part-time with Farnborough in the GM Vauxhall Conference League. Meanwhile, South China are considering hiring a foreign coach next season to work with Raymond Ng Wai-man, who will miss part of the season because of business commitments in the United States. And on the transfer front, the Caroliners are trying to sign Sing Tao's speedy left-winger, Alan Chan Tsz-kong, in a deal which will see his fellow World Cup squad member, Chu Yue-tai, switch from South China to Sing Tao. Michelotti, who are playing an exhibition game against Wimbledon at Mongkok on May 15, want Eastern's Iain Hesford to play in goal as a guest player and have also talked to Spurs' former England central defender, Gary Mabbutt, as well as Ray Wilkins and Geoff Thomas.