It was a day of many firsts. First game of the season for HKFC. First game for new incoming players. But most importantly, it was the first win of the season for the Club side seeing off last year’s finalist Kowloon 17 – 10.
After a strong preseason and successful tour to Brisbane, Club was primed for their first game. Weather conditions were perfect for the final game of Super Saturday, however, it didn’t translate onto the field as the 1st half was spoilt by handling errors and missed opportunities from both outfits. Despite Club’s lack of offensive prowess in the first half, the team’s defensive performance was on full display with several successful goal line stands, dominant tackles, and defensive turnovers. The second half proved to be more exciting offensively with several line breaks culminating with a try from new comer Glyn Hughes. The fly half scored all the points for his team as his kicking boots were on form slotting over 4 penalties, 2 from long range.
Club was led by this season’s new co-captaining duo of Mitch Andrew and, 7s world cup winner, Tom Isaacs, both leading by example with strong performances. Notable stand outs include Henry Poon, starting his first game for club after a strong season with the Drags last year, Patrick Jenkinson with his tireless work rate, Benny Willis with his defensive performance, and Glyn Hughes with this prolific goal kicking.
Lots of work ahead this week as Club will face Hong Kong Scottish, who they didn’t record a win against last year. See you all at Shek Kip Mei this Saturday for a good day of footy.