Veteran Yiu Hok-man scored his first career hat-trick in probably his last season in the top flight as Eastern thrashed Wofoo Tai Po with an empathetic 7-1 win in the BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground last night. Playing in the last 30 minutes as a second-half substitute, the former Hong Kong international converted his first goal on 77 minutes, followed by two more in stoppage time. Together with the two goals from Giovane da Silva, and one each from Jean Kilama and Miroslav Saric, Eastern moved to second oin the standings with the biggest win by a club this season. This is going to be something very special for me to cherish Yiu Hok-man Vincent Weijl scored the only goal for Tai Po after Da Silva’s first goal for Eastern in the opening 10 minutes. “I don’t think I would have another chance like this in my career,” said the 36-year-old, who quit his job as a fireman last year to join Eastern for a second nibble at a professional soccer career after leaving Sun Hei in 2002. “I don’t have too many chances to play this season and this is going to be something very special for me to cherish. “Even at the peak of my career I have never scored twice in a match and it suddenly happened in probably my last season. I want to dedicate these three goals to my wife and two children for their support in my soccer career.” At the break, Eastern were comfortably ahead 3-1. “This is a marvellous win for the club and I hope we can build up our momentum from here and finish with a great season,” added Yiu. Earlier at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground, Fernando Pedreira helped YFCMD to a 2-1 win over I-Sky Yuen Long. The 28-year-old Brazilian was man of the match with one goal in the first half and one assist for teammate Diego Folgar after the break. “We have a strong team spirit on and off field, which is why I can fully display my soccer with the club,” said the attacking midfielder. “YFCMD are never a leading side, but our morale is always high and we will never give in without a fight. “My priority is to help the club lift the standard and stay in the Premier division but, of course, I want to play for one of the big clubs one day. That’s the next step.” Yuen Long pulled one back through forward Yuen Lap-cheung with four minutes left, but it was too late to save the district club from their fourth defeat of the season.