The YYL Exco XI, captained by Michael Wong, played their part in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Gazelles at the Hong Kong Football Club last night. After going 0-2 down, the Fair Players came back to lead 3-2 before the last touch of the game came off man-of-the-match Adam Wise's head and into his own net to leave the scores tied. Goals for the Exco came courtesy of an Aaron Martindale brace and David Pratt who got on the end of a superlative cross from the evergreen Michael Wong. Big thanks to the Gazelles for being great hosts and providing good refs and decent opposition which made for a competitive and evenly matched game that was played in good spirit.
The draw for the semi-finals of the cup competitions was held last night at HKFC and is as follows:
Squadron vs Swiss
Albion vs Knights
GGFC vs White Youth
ANP vs Azzurri
Games will be played on Sunday 20 March 2016 and will be scheduled on the website shortly.
From the quarter finals onwards the duration of matches will be two 40 minute halves. During the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals of the Cup, when a match results in a draw at the end of normal time, extra time of two additional periods of 10 minutes each will be played. If penalties are needed to decide a match which is still tied, each side will take 5 penalties to decide the outcome of the match followed by sudden death penalties if necessary.
Wishing all manager, players, supporters and their families a happy and prosperous year of the Monkey.
The following teams have failed to settle their outstanding dues and forward their proof of payment and are, therefore, fined HKD500. Failure to settle within the next seven days will result in a further HKD500 fine.
Where applicable, teams who have not settled their outstanding dues by 15 February 2016 will be suspended from the league and further penalties, in accordance with league rules/guidelines, will be applied.
IUSC (Tai Po) - $17,000
HOB - $10,500
Darts - $7,100
Friends of Barclays - $10,700
Power 22 - $11,500
Standard Chartered - $9,800
HSBC Account Name/Number: Yau Yee Football League 600-711626-001
Club Albion (6) vs (0) HKDC Mobsters
Club Wanderers (1) vs (0) The Store House Squadron
Swiss XI (1) vs (3) KCC Dragons
Club Colts (1) vs (1) USRC
HKU70's (0) vs (0) Baker Tilly Spartans
Colloids FC (3) vs (1) G. G. F. C.
Antonhill (0) vs (2) WYFC06
Azzurri (6) vs (1) The Store House Hearts
Boca Seniors (2) vs (3) IES
KCC Knights (1) vs (3) French Kiss
CAPS (1) vs (2) HKUSA
White Youth FC (2) vs (2) HOB
HKSS (1) vs (2) Green Cypress FC
ANP (4) vs (2) Grasshoppers
Dynamo (3) vs (1) Yan Po
Goal Visio (2) vs (6) CS Old Boys
Maccabi HK (4) vs (0) Standard Chartered
Darts (4) vs (2) Bapcoll
Rising Sun (0) vs (0) Outward Bound
WYFC84 (1) vs (2) Friends of Barclays
Hung Art (0) vs (1) Scorpions
Skyline (0) vs (7) Power 22
KCC Dragons (0) vs (3) German All Stars
We are looking for an expression of interest from coaches who are keen to join the coaching team for the YYL Select side, who will again compete in the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens. The tournament will be held at Hong Kong Football Club from May 20-22 2016. Please write a few lines to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Friday 19 February 2016, noting your coaching qualifications and experience. Successful candidates will be responsible for running a comprehensive training schedule during the build up to the event. This is a big personal commitment (entailing up to 8 training sessions as well as coaching the team over the weekend of the tournament) and is tremendously rewarding. Player recruitment will begin at a later date (to be announced).
On the coldest day in YYL history, Albion warmed up the championship race with an 8-0 hammering of bottom placed Spartans at Sport’s Road to close the gap on the Germans to just 3 points with the GAS set to play Dragons at the King’s Park tundra this Thursday, Wanderers edged rivals USRC to stay in the hunt and leave the Gascoigne Roaders in the relegation mire, Squadron moved in to the top five after shading HKU70s by the odd goal in three and Swiss beat Mobsters 3-1.
French Kiss were awarded a 3-0 win over Antonhill after the latter failed to field a team which leaves our trans-channel chums well placed for an immediate return to the top flight, WYFC06 and Azzurri played out the days only scoreless draw, GGFC stay in the promotion frame after a narrow 2-1 win over University and Hearts and Colloids, for whom the diminutive Mark Eade starred in goals and resplendent in beanie, shared the points and four goals.
Dynamo, ANP, Yan Po and Grasshoppers all maintained their positions in the upper echelons of division three following 2-1, 4-0, 2-1 and 1-0 wins over CSOB, Green Cypress, CAPS and Goal Visio respectively, White Youth won 4-1 against HKUSA in the early game at Sandy Bay and HOB went down 0-1 to HKSS.
In what was billed as a possible championship decider Maccabi HK beat closest rivals Friends of Barclays by a remarkable 9 goals to 1 to leave them well placed to move into the third tier of the YYL as div 4 champions, Scorpions stung Rising Sun 3-1, Power 22 beat Wah Yan’s Class of ’84 3-2, OBA shaded Skyline 4-0, Hung Art beat Bapcoll 3-0 and Darts and Standard Chartered drew 1-1. The weather and the championship/promotion battles all promise to heat up for next Sunday’s league round 15 matches before the two week break for CNY.
Baker Tilly Spartans (0) vs (8) Club Albion
USRC (0) vs (1) Club Wanderers
The Store House Squadron (2) vs (1) HKU70's
HKDC Mobsters (1) vs (3) Swiss XI
The Store House Hearts (2) vs (2) Colloids FC
G. G. F. C. (2) vs (1) University
WYFC06 (0) vs (0) Azzurri
French Kiss (3) vs (0) Antonhill
IES (1) vs (3) KCC Knights - result late-in
Yan Po (2) vs (1) CAPS
CS Old Boys (1) vs (2) Dynamo
HKUSA ( 1) vs (4) White Youth FC
Grasshoppers (1) vs (0) Goal Visio
HOB (0) vs (1) HKSS
Green Cypress FC (0) vs (4) ANP
Standard Chartered (1) vs (1) Darts
Bapcoll (0) vs (3) Hung Art
Scorpions (3) vs (1) Rising Sun
Power 22 (3) vs (2) WYFC84
Outward Bound (4) vs (0) Skyline
Friends of Barclays (1) vs (9) Maccabi HK
Any teams wishing to apply to join the Yau Yee Football League next season must submit a written application to the Chairman and Secretary at the following emails by 30 April 2016:
The application should include but is not limited to:
Team background and history
*Proof of own pitch supply
Recommendation from 2 x current YYL member teams
Management and financial structure
Explanation on why they would want to join the YYL and what value you could add to the league
*Teams would normally be expected to provide their own pitches for all games (home and away for both league and cup games ) for a period of three years. Pitches need to be regulation sized 11-a-side pitches and proof of regular booking is required (i.e. we do not accept week by week bookings)
Please go to "Rep Admin / Download" to download the Weekly Disciplinary Report for the captioned game.