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TDW Discovery Bay at the 2019 HKFC CITI Soccer Sevens

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TDW Discovery Bay played well in the 2019 Hong Kong Football Club Citi Soccer Sevens, but ultimately lost the final for the Masters plate competition to Eleven FC. This year’s Soccer Sevens was played over three days from May 17 to 19, with 10 teams competing in the Masters division. The Wallsend Boys Club were the 2019 Masters Cup Champions.

TDW Discovery Bay’s first game on May 17 ended in a draw with Singapore Cricket Club 2-2. In their second game, they went on to beat HKFC Chairman’s Select 2 – 0. On May 18 TDW Discovery Bay beat Nottingham Forrest Mobsters 1 – 0, but lost against Citi All Stars 1 – 0, resulting in them being placed third in their group on a single goal difference. Consequently, they advanced to the Plate semi-finals.

On May 19, TDW Discovery Bay beat KCC Veterans 2 – 0 in the semi-final and then played Eleven FC in the final of the plate competition, drawing 1 -1 in regulation time but losing 8 – 7 in a penalty shoot-out.

“TDW Discovery Bay was so close to making another great cup run,” says TDW Discovery Bay manager and long-time DBFC player Gary Rollinson. “They only lost one of their six games in regulation time and the goals they conceded were due to their own silly mistakes rather than decisive play from the opposition. With only four ex-professional players in their squad of eleven, TDW Discovery Bay was equal to teams full of ex-professional players and they will be back next year with greater determination!”

Visit www.hksoccersevens.com for the full results.

To view the photos from the event, click here.

Photos by Ken Haggarty

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