2015–16 Sapling Cup

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2015–16 Sapling Cup
Country Hong Kong Hong Kong
Teams 9
Champions HK Pegasus
Runners-up South China
Matches played 19
Goals scored 46 (2.42 per match)
Attendance 14,795 (779 per match)
All statistics correct as of 29 March 2016.

2015–16 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.

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.

Calendar[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

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

Group B[edit]

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

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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