The China Mail.
Wednesday, March 25, 1953.
Kit Chee Beat Eastern At Miniature Football In Aid Of Scout Funds
In a Miniature Football match in aid of funds for the 13th Hongkong Scout Group on the Navy ground at Causeway Bay yesterday, Kit Chee defeated Eastern by one goal to nil.
In the first match of the afternoon, which was between Wah Yan College and the Hon Ying Sports Club, the teams shared honours in a goalless draw.
The schoolboys gave a very impressive performance against their more experienced opponents and come near to scoring on several occasions, only the brilliance of the opposing goalkeeper preventing them from doing so.
Prior to the kick off, the players were presented to Mr Andrew D.K.Luke, Headquarters Commissioner. The players in the second match were introduced to Mr C.C.Quah, Colony Commissioner.
In addition to the soccer matches, spectators were treated to selections by the Auxiliary Fire Service Band under the direction of Mr A.G.B.Carnell.
Demonstrations in Judo and Signalling were given by members of the 13th Hongkong Group Boy Scouts, while a display in the Chinese art of self defence was given by schoolgirls.
The feature match of the afternoon between Kit Chee and Eastern started off at a fast pace, with the fonner assuming the offensive but unable to penetrate the Eastern defence.
The Eastern forwards came into the picture with several keen thrusts, but their efforts came to naught against the fast tacking Kit Chee defence.
In the 18th minute Chang Kam-hoi came near with a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area, the ball striking the crossbar and going out of play.
At the other end, Tse Kam-ho sent in a stinging shot which Yu Yiu-tak did well to turn round the upright for a fruitless corner.
In the next moment, however, Kit Chee took the lead when Chang Kam-hoi, in attempting to head clear a high cross, diverted the ball into his own net.
Eastern retaliated strongly after this reverse, but the interval come without any change in the score sheet.
Eastern swept into the attack immediately on resumption in a bid to obtain the equaliser, but try as they would, the Eastern forwards could not score.
Kit Chee were prominent in several attacking movements, but Yu Yiu-tak was on the top of his form and saved many almost certain goals.
With time growing short, Eastern threw everything they know into the game, but their shots were either blocked by the Kit Chee defenders or went wide of the mark.
The final whistle came with Kit Chee still holding their slender 1-0 lead.
Kit Chee.- Cheung Koon-hing, Lee Ping-nam, Luk Tat-hay, Tse Kam-hung, Kwok Shek, Tse Kam-ho, Lee Hung-kee, Lau Wai-man, Leung Wing-kwong.
Eastern.- Yu Yiu-tak, Chan Fai-hung, Chang Kam-hoi, Lo Wai-kuen, Tsang Ming-chuen, Ho Ying-fun, Chan Ko-cau, Lo Kwok-tai, Hau Ching-to.
The following is the programme for today:
4 p.m.- St Louis Industrial School v Cheung Chau School.
5.15 p.m.- Army "A" v Seven Tigers.
The Band of the Auxiliary Fire Service will again be in attendance, while exhibitions of Judo and Chinese boxing will also be given.
MANILA TEAM COMING
A Manila Schoolboys' Interport soccer team is due to arrive in Hongkong on Wednesday, April 1, for four games in the Colony including the Schoolboy Interport.
The day after their arrival the Manila team will play
against a Government Schools Selection. The Interport game will take place on Saturday, April 4. On Sunday, the visitors will meet a combined Wah Yan College Selection and on Tuesday, April 7, they will play against a combined St Joseph's - La Salle College XI.
On Sunday there will be an Interport trial game at the HKFC ground at 11 a.m. between the following Hongkong teams:
"A" Team - Ma Kwan-mang (QC), Raymond Yeung (SJC), Peter Tsang (Chatham), Cheng Wai-chuen (WYK), Fung Kee-leung (SJC), Lee Kai-ming (QC, Captain), Law Sung-kit (WYHK), Chan Yiu-wah (WYHK), Chan Wai-lam (WYK),
Fung Kee-wan (SJC) and Choi King-sang (WYK).
"B" Team - Tong Yuk-lun (KC), Fung Chi-kwan (WYHK), Chan Ping-wing (WYK), Rondo Dernardu (SJC), Wong Chung-wai (WYHK), Au Yeung-sheung (CMS), Bade Said (QC), Lee Chun-man (QC), Tang Ho-wah (WYHK), Chan Chuen-kwok (WYK) and Conrad Channing (SJC).
Substitutes requested to attend the game are as follows:
Lam Chi-wah (SLS), Choi Yeung-ki (WYK), Yam Kam-wing (SLS), Mok Man-lun (QC), Au Chai-tong (QC), Ho Mun-bun (SJC) and Ko Yee-hai (WYK).
The Hongkong Football Association will hold a meeting of the Interport Sub Committee at the Association office at 5.30 p.m. tomorrow.
The agenda at the meeting will be: (1) Confirm minutes of Meeting No. 14; (2) Macao Interport, selection of a team and other arrangements; (3) Any other business.