2014–15 Hong Kong Season Play-off

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2014–15 Hong Kong Season Play-off
CountryHong Kong
Teams4
ChampionsSouth China
Runners-upYFCMD
AFC CupSouth China
Matches played3
Goals scored9 (3 per match)
Attendance4,879 (1,626 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Daniel McBreen (South China)
Fernando Baiano (YFCMD)
(2 goals)

2014–15 Season Play-off for the 2014–15 Hong Kong football season is the 3rd season of the tournament. It will be held in May 2015. All matches will take place at Mong Kok Stadium in Mong Kok, Kowloon.

The play-off semi-finals are played in one match each, contested by the teams who finished in 2nd and 3rd place in the PremierLeague table, the winners of the Senior Challenge Shield and the champions of the FA Cup. The winners of the semi-finals go through to the finals, with the winner of the final gaining participation for the 2016 AFC Cup group stage.

As Kitchee won the FA Cup and Eastern won the Senior Shield, as well as coming in 2nd place in the Premier League, teams therefore finishing in 4th and 5th place in the Hong Kong Premier League entered.

Qualified[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kitchee 16 11 3 2 40 18 +22 36 Qualification to Champions League preliminary round 2
2 Eastern 16 10 3 3 34 20 +14 33 Qualification to Season Play-off[a]
3 Sun Pegasus 16 8 3 5 34 23 +11 27[b]
4 South China 16 7 6 3 30 17 +13 27[b] Qualification to AFC Cup group stage[c]
5 YFCMD 16 8 2 6 25 29 −4 26 Qualification to Season Play-off[a]
6 Yuen Long 16 5 2 9 20 31 −11 17
7 Rangers 16 4 2 10 20 33 −13 14[d]
8 Wong Tai Sin 16 3 5 8 20 29 −9 14[d]
9 Tai Po 16 1 4 11 17 40 −23 7 Relegation to First Division
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 (Play-off if the winner has to be decided)
Notes:
  1. ^ a b As Kitchee won the FA Cup, Eastern finished 2nd in Premier League and won the Senior Challenge Shield, teams finishing 4th and 5th in Premier League entered the Season Play-off as well.
  2. ^ a b Sun Pegasus wins head-to-head against South China.
  3. ^ As winners of the Season Play-off.
  4. ^ a b Biu Chun Rangers wins head-to-head against Wong Tai Sin.

Senior Challenge Shield[edit]

The winners of the Senior Challenge Shield will guarantee a place in the play-off.

Winners:

FA Cup[edit]

The winners of the FA Cup will guarantee a place in the play-off.

Winners:

Calendar[edit]

Round Draw Date Date Matches Clubs
Semi-finals TBC 21–22 May 2015 2 4 → 2
Final 31 May 2015 at Mong Kok Stadium 1 2 → 1

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Eastern 0
South China 2
South China 1 (4)
YFCMD 1 (2)
Sun Pegasus 2
YFCMD 3

Fixtures and results[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Eastern0–2South China
Report McBreen Goal 19', Goal 68'
Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Kowloon
(Capacity: 6,680)
Attendance: 1,996
Referee: Tong Kui Sum
YFCMD3–2Sun Pegasus
Fernando Goal 28'32'
Hady Barry Goal 72'
Report Chan Man Fai Goal 80'
Festus Goal 86' (pen.)
Attendance: 391
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok

Final[edit]

YFCMD1–1 (a.e.t.)South China
Díaz Goal 56' Report Lo Kong Wai Goal 33'
Penalties
Fong Pak Lun Penalty missed
Díaz Penalty scored
Hady Barry Penalty missed
Moses Penalty scored
2–4 Penalty scored Nakamura
Penalty scored Itaparica
Penalty missed Russell
Penalty scored Mora
Penalty scored Sealy
Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Kowloon
(Capacity: 6,680)
Attendance: 2,492
Referee: Ho Wai Sing

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