Sun Hei wins FA Cup Title

2003-04-18




Cornelius Udebuluzor's golden goal put Sun Hei to the championship of the FA Cup over Buler Rangers. Sun Hei was never defeated by Rangers this season, and they held the upper hand right from the start. However, Rangers looked sharp on counter attack. Anilton Da Conceicao's overhead kick was saved by Sun Hei 'keeper Chan Ka-ki in the 14th minute. Goldbert Chi-chiu on the other side between the sticks saved Cornelius Udebuluzor's close range shot in the 26th minute. 2 minutes later, Marcio Anacleto evaded Chan Wai-ho and Cheung Yiu-lun in the Rangers box but his shot wide too wide of the target. It was Rangers who scored the opener. Anilton Da Conceicao headed Julius Akosah sideways in the Sun Hei box and Lo Kwan-yee intercepted and shot quickly into the far side of the net, 1-0. Rangers put 10 men behind the ball after the goal. Facing the tight defence, Sun Hei relied on long range shots. But Chu Siu-kei and Pau Ka-yiu's long range efforts were both saved by Goldbert Chi-chiu. Into the first half stoppage time, Cornelius Udebuluzor met Marcio Anacleto's long pass and calmly stabbed home before Goldbert Chi-chiu could catch the ball. The first half ended 1-1. 

Rangers put in Kim Pan Gon and his powerful shot in the 53 minutes was turned over the bar by 'keeper Chan Ka-ki. Sun Hei's biggest chance came in the 60th minute when Marcio Anacleto broke into the box, but his shot was saved by the 'keeper with only one men to beat. Dejan Antonic's free kick barely missed the target. The 2nd half ended 1-1. Eleven minutes into the extra time, Goldbert Chi-chiu attempted to punch Lo Chi-kwan's corner but missed it. The unmarked Cornelius Udebuluzor headed the ball into the empty goal. 2-1 to Sun Hei (Golden Goal). Attendance: 1522 By Levin Wong