Hong Kong won the Schools Interport Handball Championship for the sixth successive time at the Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre recently. Since the first biennial tournament was held in 1999, Hong Kong has beaten Macau each time to win the title, making it six in a row. This year, the Hong Kong team was mainly made up of students from Ying Wa College and Shek Lei Catholic Secondary School - the finalists of the Inter-school Jing Ying Handball Tournament. The interport clash, held on March 28, highlighted the gap between Hong Kong and Macau. Hong Kong - led by attacker Leung Chi-sai and goalkeeper Yik Shing-cheung, both Hong Kong junior national squad members - took a 15-8 lead at half-time. In the second half, Hong Kong coach Pong Yiu-wing gave up-and-coming players a chance to gain on-court experience. Hong Kong still won the match easily, 27-21. 'We were not aiming to really thrash Macau. I wanted to give all the players in the team a chance to enjoy the match. Therefore, I let all the backups go on the court in the second half,' Pong said. Siu Chi-ting, who replaced goalkeeper Shing-cheung in the second half, gave an impressive performance. 'In the second half, it was easier to defend because the players were tired,' Pong said. 'However, Chi-ting did a good job to make everyone sit up and take notice.' Star player Chi-sai had more important things on his mind than a handball match. He had rushed to the sports centre after finishing his A-level exam in the morning. 'I'm really happy to win the match. I'm so sleepy,' he explained. 'I was too nervous about my exam and did not sleep well last night.' Macau will host the next Schools Interport Handball Championship in 2011.