JC Sapling Cup – Kitchee 3-1 Lee Man


Kitchee progressed to the last four after defeating Lee Man 3-1 in the JC Sapling Cup Group B fixture at Mong Kok Stadium on Sunday (March 24).

Tuscany Shek, Kam Chi Kin Jason, Matthew Slattery, and Shinichi Chan such U22 players started with the latter captained for the first time for this crucial match – a victory would see Kitchee progressing to the semi-finals as group winners. 2 goals from Sherzod Temirov and Cleiton handed Kitchee a 2-0 lead at halftime. Lee Man tried to pull within a goal after the break, but only saw themselves downed to three goals to nothing as Igor Satori scored a superb free kick just 4 minutes into the second half. Kitchee conceded a stoppage-time goal, but that didn’t prevent them from grabbing the 3 massive points to setup a semi-final with Tai Po.