2015–16 Sapling Cup

2015–16 Hong Kong Sapling Cup (officially the 2015–16 Henderson Sapling Cup for sponsorship reasons) is the 1st edition of the Sapling Cup. The Cup is contested by the 9 teams in the 2015–16 Hong Kong Premier League.

2015–16 Hong Kong Sapling Cup
CountryHong Kong Hong Kong
Teams9
ChampionsHK Pegasus
Runners-upSouth China
Matches played19
Goals scored46 (2.42 per match)
Attendance14,795 (779 per match)
All statistics correct as of 29 March 2016.

The objective of the Cup is to create more potential playing opportunities for youth players. In this Cup competition, each team must play a minimum of two players born on or after 1 January 1994 (U22) and six foreign players at most during every whole match, or to send at most four foreign players during every whole match.[1]

Hong Kong Pegasus won the title on 18 May 2016.

CalendarEdit

Stage Draw Date Date Matches Clubs
Group Stage 2 October 2015 10, 21, 28 October, 20 – 21 November, 9, 20, 25 December 2015, 6, 13, 22 – 23 January, 17 February 2016 16 9 → 4
Semi-finals 28 – 29 March 2016 2 4 → 2
Final 18 May 2016 at Mong Kok Stadium 1 2 → 1

ResultsEdit

Group StageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Eastern 4 3 1 0 10 5 +5 10 Advance to semi-finals
2 Biu Chun Rangers 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
3 Kitchee 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
4 Kwoon Chung Southern 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4
5 Yuen Long 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 1
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play points; 8) Drawing lots
10 October 2015 (2015-10-10) M01 Kwoon Chung Southern 2–1 Yuen Long Mong Kok, Hong Kong
14:30 UTC+8 Garrido   70'
Spitz   90+3'
Report Cruz   90+4' Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 465
Referee: Tong Kui Sum
21 October 2015 (2015-10-21) M02 Eastern 1–1 Kitchee Mong Kok, Hong Kong
14:30 UTC+8 Lee Hong Lim   40' Report Sham Kwok Keung   38' Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,196
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
28 October 2015 (2015-10-28) M03 Kitchee 4–1 Yuen Long Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Sandro   10'34' (pen.)86'
Alex   47'
Report Yuan Yang   39' Stadium: Kowloon Bay Park
Attendance: 293
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
20 November 2015 (2015-11-20) M04 Biu Chun Rangers 1–3 Eastern Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Landon Ling   90' Report Giovane   45'80'
Lee Hong Lim   67'
Stadium: Kowloon Bay Park
Attendance: 679
Referee: Tang Hing Fook
9 December 2015 (2015-12-09) M06 Kwoon Chung Southern 0–0 Kitchee Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Report Stadium: Kowloon Bay Park
Attendance: 251
Referee: Tong Kui Sum
20 December 2015 (2015-12-20) M07 Yuen Long 1–3 Eastern Mong Kok, Hong Kong
14:30 UTC+8 Yuan Yang   69' Report Cheng King Ho   8'
Giovane   47'
Cruz   88' (o.g.)
Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 1,324
Referee: Ching Oi Cho
25 December 2015 (2015-12-25) M09 Yuen Long 1–1 Biu Chun Rangers Yuen Long, Hong Kong
14:30 UTC+8 Luciano   8' Report Cheng Siu Kwan   43' Stadium: Yuen Long Stadium
Attendance: 426
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
13 January 2016 (2016-01-13) M12 Kitchee 0–2 Biu Chun Rangers Mong Kok, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Report Chuck Yiu Kwok   50'
Hui Wang Fung   51'
Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 418
Referee: Tang Hing Fu
17 February 2016 (2016-02-17) M16 Eastern 3–2 Kwoon Chung Southern Mong Kok, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Andy Nägelein   14'
Giovane   26'53'
Report Michael Luk   45+1'
Spitz   52'
Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 750
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
24 February 2016 (2016-02-24) M15 Biu Chun Rangers 2–0 Kwoon Chung Southern Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Beto   41' (pen.)
Ernesto   83'
Report Stadium: Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
Attendance: 127
Referee: Tong Kui Sum

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hong Kong Pegasus 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Advance to semi-finals
2 South China 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3 Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4 Dreams Metro Gallery 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: Hong Kong Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Fair-play points; 8) Drawing lots
21 November 2015 (2015-11-21) M05 Hong Kong Pegasus 2–0 South China Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
17:30 UTC+8 Adrović   48'
Emir   53'
Report Stadium: Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
Attendance: 728
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
20 December 2015 (2015-12-20) M08 Hong Kong Pegasus 0–0 Dreams Metro Gallery Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
17:30 UTC+8 Report Stadium: Kowloon Bay Park
Attendance: 226
Referee: Tang Hing Fu
25 December 2015 (2015-12-25) M10 Dreams Metro Gallery 0–1 Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin Mong Kok, Hong Kong
17:30 UTC+8 Report Nakamura   68' Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 484
Referee: Lau Fong Hei
6 January 2016 (2016-01-06) M11 Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin 1–2 South China Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Yoon Dong Heon   53' Report Lam Hok Hei   47'67' Stadium: Kowloon Bay Park
Attendance: 353
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
22 January 2016 (2016-01-22) M13 South China 3–1 Dreams Metro Gallery Mong Kok, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Carlos   13'
Awal   20'
Griffiths   65'
Report Li Ka Chun   37' Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 444
Referee: Ng Kai Lam
23 January 2016 (2016-01-23) M14 Glory Sky Wong Tai Sin 0–1 Hong Kong Pegasus Mong Kok, Hong Kong
14:30 UTC+8 Report Dhiego   17' Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 385
Referee: Tang Hing Fu

Semi-finalsEdit

28 March 2016 (2016-03-28) M17Eastern0–3 South China Mong Kok, Hong Kong
15:00 UTC+8 Report Liang Zicheng   19'
Borja   29'
Griffiths   59'
Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,671
Referee: Chan Ming Siu
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29) M18 Hong Kong Pegasus 1–0Biu Chun RangersMong Kok, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Mauricio   26' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 425
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

FinalEdit

18 May 2016 (2016-05-18) M19South China1–1 (a.e.t.)
(1–3 p)
Hong Kong Pegasus Mong Kok, Hong Kong
20:00 UTC+8 Sean Tse   90+4' Report Adrović   90+3' Stadium: Mong Kok Stadium
Attendance: 2,150
Referee: Liu Kwok Man
Penalties
Griffiths  
Awal  
Law Hiu Chung  
Mora  
  Adrović
  Dhiego
  Eduardo
  Cheng Lai Hin

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HKFA Announcing new cup competition "Sapling Cup" and full match schedule". Hong Kong Football Association. 2 October 2015. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.