Buler Rangers got a place in FA Cup final

2003-04-16




SCAA were defeated by Buler Rangers with the scoreline 1-0, and Sun Hei beating Double Flower by the same scoreline. Rangers will face Sun Hei in the final on friday.

  It was Rangers' 2nd match in 4 days, but they performed better than South China. SCAA 'keeper Chung Ho-yin needed to give 100% concentration to avoid conceding a goal. With just 2 minutes gone, Chung Ho-yin saved Anilton Da Conceicao's free kick. 5 minutes later, Julius Akosah broke into the box but his lob hit the post and went out of play. Chung was further called into action and saved 2 powerful shots from Chan Yiu-lun. South China's only came when Chan Chi-hong's shot and Au Wai-lun's header were both saved by Rangers 'keeper Goldbert Chi-chiu. The half time ended 0-0. 

Rangers still held the upper hand in the 2nd half. Chung Ho-yin did well to save Lo Kwan-yee and Leung Chi-wing's shot on goal, and diving to grab Chan Yiu-lun's shot from 25 yards in the 57th minute. South China did get a few chances in the 2nd half, but bad finishing has cost them the match. Rochi Putiray's shot and Cristiano Cordeiro's header both barely missed the target and should have done better. Rangers scored the killing goal as late as the 86th minute. SCAA defender Lee Chi-ho put the ball back in front of goal in an attempt to clear Kim Pan Gon's corner, Anilton Da Conceicao scored in a mix-up in the penalty box, 1-0. SCAA put Tam Wai-kwok into the pitch but failed to score in the remainder of the match. FT: SCAA 0-1 Rangers. 

In the 75th minute, Double Flower's Cheung Tsz-kin was adjudged to have tripped Marcio Anacleto in the box. The referee awarded Sun Hei a penalty and Cheung was given his marching orders after receiving the 2nd yellow card. Marcio Anacleto scoring the resulting penalty and the match ended 1-0. Sun Hei and Rangers will meet in the final of the FA Cup on Friday. Attendance: 1496