Win lifts Tigers' spirits

SING Tao rediscovered their winning touch by defeating Kui Tan 1-0 in the Hong Kong Marlboro First Division - thanks to a late goal by winger Allan Chan Tsz-kong.

Chan played a pivotal role in his club's victory, sending numerous crosses from the left wing which always found their mark and then heading home the winner in the 79th minute.

By his standards Chan had a quiet 1993-94 season, but his goal did enough to suggest that the Tigers, now in fourth place, are here to stay.

The speedy winger was left lurking near the goalline when Paul Wimbleton swung in a corner which was flicked on by Darren Jackson for the diminutive player to head home.

It was a morale-boosting victory for Sing Tao, who share fourth spot with Golden, Happy Valley and Kui Tan, after their earlier 2-1 defeat by Happy Valley on September 21.

There was little to jot down in an uneventful first period, but the match was brought to life by some splendid running down the left flank by Chan, who was the unanimous Man of the Match.

Tempers flared in the 72nd minute as Kui Tan's Darron Wilkinson and Sing Tao's Paul Wimbleton clashed after a nasty tackle.

Sing Tao (4-4-2): Harvey Lim; Tam Ah-fook (Ian Docker 65), Choy Wai-man (Wai Kwan-lung 82), Lai Lor-kam, How Yiu-pun; Paul Wimbleton, Chan Tsz-kong, Chu Yue-tai, Darren Jackson; John Moore, Tim Bredbury Kui Tan (4-4-2): Chung Ho-yin; John Widdows, Wong Hiu-kong (Bernard Gallacher 45), Yeung Hing-kwong, Yeung Hei-chi; Darron Wilkinson, Robert Miller, Hui Yuk-kwong, Ottis Roberts; Adam King, Nick Peverell