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Scott Park based Hongkongers FC Bristol take part on Hong Kong Cup 2024

On 4th May 2024 at Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers the Hong Kong Cup 2024 kicked off bringing together passionate footballers from across Hong Kong. Among them, Hongkongers FC Bristol represented their city with pride and determination. Let’s delve into the highlights of this thrilling tournament.  


Group stage battles 

In Group A, Hongkongers FC Bristol faced formidable opponents, including Liverpool, Sheffield, and Birmingham. Despite narrowly missing out on the semi-finals, reserved for the top 2 teams in each group, Bristol showcased their mettle. Their performance included one win, one draw, and one loss, securing them a respectable 5th place out of 8 competing teams. Notably, Hongkongers FC Bristol held their ground against former Hong Kong league professional players from rival teams. 

Group B featured equally competitive matchups, with Manchester, Nottingham, Reading, and Warrington battling it out. Each match was a testament to the players’ skills and determination. 


The championship clash 

In the final showdown, Sheffield emerged as the dominant force. Their unbeaten streak throughout the tournament was impressive, with victories in all matches except for a thrilling 2-2 draw against Bristol. Sheffield’s players showcased their football prowess, lifting the coveted trophy. Their skill, teamwork, and unwavering spirit left a lasting impression on fans and fellow competitors alike. 


Celebrating sportsmanship 

While Sheffield claimed the title, every participating team deserves applause. The Tranmere Hong Kong Cup 2024 exemplified sportsmanship, camaraderie, and passion for the beautiful game. Whether it was a hard-fought win or a closely contested draw, each match contributed to the tournament’s excitement. 


Join the action 

If you’re inspired by the tournament and want to be part of the football community, consider joining Hongkongers FC Bristol. They play training matches every Wednesday night and Saturday morning at Norman Scott Park, Patchway. Connect with them on Hongkongers FC Bristol on Facebook. 


Congratulations to Sheffield, and well done to all the teams that made the Tranmere Hong Kong Cup 2024 an unforgettable event!  


Words and pictures from Garry Ho, Hongkongers FC Bristol 

8 May 2024 



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