As we all know, derbies have their very own rules. So it came as a bit of a surprise, when South China was taking a solid lead in their home stadium against Kitchee. However, within the last 20 minutes, the current champion turned it around and the game ended with a 2-2 tie. On the downside, the attendance figure of this important derby – which usually sets the benchmark of what’s “currently possible” in Hong Kong – stayed below 2,300.
Goals: Leung Chun Poong (12′), Chan Wai Ho (51′); Belencoso (71′), Lam Ka Wai (87′)
Pictures by Christopher KL Lau and JRP Borthwick