Season opening winning streak comes to an end, as

Blues drew South China 1:1 at home, putting a slight damper on captain’s Lo Kwan-yee’s milestone 250th game for Kitchee. After the draw, Kitchee remains on top of the premier league table with thirteen points from five games. Kitchee knocked on South China’s door immediately after the first whistle, as Alessandro Leonardo’s header looked set to fly into the net, only to be miraculously stopped by the South China keeper. Later in the half, South China’s Nikola Komazec fired a thunderbolt that beat Kitchee stopper Wang Zhenpeng and went into the net. Right before half-time, Fernando Pedreira almost converted a well-practiced free-kick but was stopped by the woodwork. However, Kitchee was not to be denied and quickly found the equalizer in the second-half, as Alessandro Leonardo headed home Lo Kwan-yee’s cross and tied the game for the Blues. Jared Lum had a decent chance to put Kitchee in front later in the second-half but failed to find the target with his attempt. The 1:1 score stood towards the final whistle, as Kitchee dropped two points at home. Kitchee captain Lo Kwan-yee, who represented Kitchee for the 250th time on Saturday, admitted it was a bit of a letdown for not able to come up with a victory on such occasion, but was not overly disappointed. “We fought extremely hard but did miss out on several goal scoring opportunities. The two teams were quite evenly-matched but I thought we had more scoring chances than South China throughout the game,” said Lo. “In fact, I thought they only had one clear cut scoring chance. Anyhow, we should head back, look into things and see how we can improve from this. On the other hand, it is nevertheless a good thing to stay unbeaten in the premier league, as we continue to march forward.” On the fans who gave him a round of applause on the 12th minute of the game, as well as staying behind after the final whistle for photos and autographs, Lo was extremely grateful to the supporters. “I never thought so many people would be so supportive to me. I will try my best to get to the magic 300 or even 400 mark. I want to thank those who gave me the opportunity and those who kept supporting me. Not every player will receive such treatment and I am truly blessed.”