Last Saturday, Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground became the venue of an unlikely football match which pitched Legislative Council members against government officials.

Photo: Legislative Council.

With former president Jasper Tsang no longer on the team, the LegCo side faced an uphill struggle to replicate their 17-game winning streak.

LegCo President Andrew Leung and Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung kick off. Photo: Legislative Council.

Pro-establishment lawmaker Eunice Yung became the first ever female player to join the side.

Eunice Yung. Photo: Legislative Council.

At only 23, pro-democracy legislator Nathan Law would have been at the prime of his career, had he become a professional footballer. According to Oriental Daily, he kept up the energy throughout almost all of the game.

Nathan Law makes a run. Photo: Legislative Council.

Just as in previous years, “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung was ever-present.

Leung Kwok-hung attacks a corner. Photo: Legislative Council.

The game ended 1:1.

Charles Mok of the IT sector stretches for a loose ball. Photo: Legislative Council.
Pro-Beijing lawmaker Horace Cheung attempts a volley. Photo: Legislative Council.
Pierre Chan of the medical sector tries a lobbed pass. Photo: Legislative Council.
The Democratic Party’s Wu Chi-wai marks his man. Photo: Legislative Council.
Agriculture and fisheries sector lawmaker Steven Ho “gets stuck in.” Photo: Legislative Council.
Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: Legislative Council.

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Elson Tong

Elson Tong is a graduate of international relations and former investigations consultant. He has also written for Stand News.