FA Cup 1st round - Fukien 1-0 Xiangxue Pharmaceutical

2005-04-28




 The first match of "Xiangxue Pharmaceutical FA Cup" was played today. Fukien knocked Xiangxue out through a goal by Tong Kin-man, proceeding to the quarter-finals. Both teams played a tight game, therefore there was a lack of clear-cut chances created. In the 21st minute, Fukien striker Godfred Karlkari broke through the left flank, but his shot from close range was saved by 'keeper Cheung King-wah. Xiangxue had a great chance 1 minute from half time, but Cheng Lai-hin's shot from a free kick 20 yards out went just over the bar. HT: 0-0. Fukien broke the deadlock one minute into the 2nd half. Skipper So Loi-keung's cross was met by Tong Kin-man in front of goal, who slotted home easily, 1-0. They almost doubled their lead in the 64th minute, but Xiangxue 'keeper Cheung King-wah did well to keep a strong header out. Xiangxue were all out searching for an equaliser in the remaining minutes, but failed to capitalise on their possession. Cheng Lai-hin missed the best chance of the day during stoppage time with a unmarked shot from close range. FT: 1-0. Fukien will face Sun Hei in the quarter-final - to be held on May 1st. Attn: 140