LA SALLE College, Chong Gene Hang College, St Joseph's College and Island School emerged victorious in this year's Division One inter-school football league. Keen rivalry saw the four schools share the spoils of the competition, which ended last week. In Grade A, Chong Gene Hang, La Salle and South Island all finished with 14 points from six wins and two draws each after the round-robin competition. With a huge goal difference, Chong Gene Hang captured the Grade A league title. Both La Salle and Chong Gene Hang drew 1-1 with South Island, and were the only contenders for the title. La Salle needed to win the final match against Chong Gene Hang at Tai Hang Tung Sports Ground last week to be the champions, but they squandered their chances after taking the lead twice. Quite against the run of the play, La Salle took a 1-0 lead at half-time through a penalty and a 2-1 lead midway into the second half. Chong Gene Hang, however, equalised twice through team captain and top-scorer Man Wai-lun. The hard-earned 2-2 draw put Chong Gene Hang on top of the standings with 38 goals for, and only three against, followed by South Island and La Salle. St Joseph's College Grade A team had a dismal start, but the Grade B team set an unbeaten record to take the title. Their success was due to a crucial 4-2 victory over their strongest rivals, Island School, in the eighth round. Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Salesian School in the last match, St Joseph's stayed on top in the group with seven wins and one draw. Island School came second and La Salle third. In Grade C, Island School won the title with an unbeaten record, having won seven matches and drawn one without conceding a goal. La Salle, beaten 1-0 by the champions, settled for second place. Defending champions St Joseph's finished third. With a third in Grade A and B, a second in Grade C, La Salle College clinched the prestigious Division One overall championship, edging three-time champion St Joseph's College by a 38-37 margin. Island School finished third with 36 points. La Salle College will represent the Hong Kong-Kowloon Area in a match against the New Territories champions in the Jing Ying Competition scheduled to take place next March.