Kitchee are close to retaining their Hong Kong Premier League title, as the league splits into two groups of four for a final round of fixtures following the end of the regular season. The final matches finished on Tuesday night with TSW Pegasus beating Rangers 2-0 at Mong Kok Stadium – the goals coming from a Law Hiu-chung free kick and Nilson dos Santos – but the more important results at the business end of the table took place earlier in the last match week. Champions Kitchee wrapped up their regular season with a 4-1 win over Southern at Mong Kok Stadium on Monday, thanks to goals from Tomas Maronesi, Manu Gavilan and a Dejan Damjanovic brace. Stefan Pereira netted Southern’s consolation. That emphatic win means Kitchee can move six points clear with only six left to play for next time they play. If Eastern lose to Pegasus on Saturday and the champions beat Lee Man they will be in a commanding position as the teams carry their points into the final stage and Kitchee have the advantage in the head-to-head between the two sides, who meet on the final day of the HKPL season. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 傑志足球隊官方Instagram帳戶 (@kitcheeofficial) Elsewhere, Lee Man beat Resources Capital in their final game of the regular season, winning 4-0 at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground on Sunday. Late and lucky for Eastern as Sandro takes them level with Kitchee Givanilton Martins hit a hat-trick, with Wong Chun-ho also getting in on the act. Eastern and Happy Valley met in the other game of the weekend, with Eastern keeping up the pressure on Kitchee thanks to a 2-1 win at Mong Kok Stadium. Sandro opened the scoring for Eastern but the scores were levelled through a Lee Ka-yiu own goal. Eastern took the lead in the second half when Luis Chebel reacted smartly to head in a Clayton Afonso knockdown. AFC Cup postponed so Hong Kong Premier League can finish The final stage of the season begins on Saturday with the teams divided into the Championship group – Kitchee, Eastern, Pegasus and Lee Man – and the Relegation group – Southern, Resources Capital, Rangers and Happy Valley.