Tsung Tsin Middle School defeated Buddhist Chi Hong Lam Memorial College 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out to win the All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Football Tournament earlier this month. The score was 2-2 at the end of regulation time in a thrilling final played at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground on March 8. 'The determination of our team won us the championship. We were leading by one goal twice and our opponents caught up with us. But we never allowed our heads to drop and in the end we did it,' said Tsung Tsin Middle School captain Siu Yau-shing. 'We have a really strong team this year. Next year, most of our major players will graduate so this is a great opportunity for us to win a championship.' Yau-shing's teammate, So Ho-chue, said it was a pleasant surprise to win the title. 'Before the tournament, our aim was to make it to the final four, but after getting there, our eyes were on the championship,' said Ho-chue. 'Many players on the team, including myself, are Form Seven students, so this was our last chance to take part in an inter-school competition. It is definitely a great farewell for us.' Yiu Kam-shing, teacher in charge of Buddhist Chi Hong Lam Memorial College's football team, said they did well to enter the final. This showed they were a good team, Yiu said. 'In the Jing Ying tournament, every team is strong. A place in the final marks the best performance in school history,' he said. 'In a final, it often comes down to which team performs better on the day and I have to admit that we did not do great. 'Our offence was too hasty and the moves were not well-executed. Our defence was also shaky which is why we lost.'