HONG KONG striker Tim Bredbury scored one of the fastest hat-tricks in international football history when his five-minute goal-spree helped the territory to a 4-1 victory over Macau in the Asian Cup Group Two qualifiers at Mongkok Stadium last night. Bredbury scored in the 73rd, 76th and 78th minutes which rates high among the Guinness Book of World Records with George William Hall's three-and-half minute hat-trick for England against Ireland in 1938 - still the fastest ever. Bredbury opened his account with a low drive after seizing on a rebound from Ku Kam-fai's shot. The second came from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Choi Kin-keong and then he completed the hat-trick with a powerful header from Chan Wai-chiu's cross. Striker Au Wai-lun chipped in with the territory's other goal to give the hosts their second easy win, having thrashed the Philippines 8-0 on Tuesday night. It was the perfect way for Bredbury to celebrate his move yesterday to Instant-Dict after he parted company with Frankwell at the start of the week. Group favourites China warmed up for Sunday's decider with Hong Kong by thrashing the Philippines 7-0 in the night's earlier match. But Bredbury missed a few gilt-edged opportunities which could yet make all the difference against China. Had Hong Kong made the most of their chances, the territory would have had a superior goal difference, meaning only a draw would be needed to secure a place in the Asian Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates in December. Hong Kong showed fighting qualities against the Philippines but last night seemed disinterested against Macau - a team who are bottom of FIFA's rankings. Hong Kong team manager Lam Kin-ming said: 'The players were too nervous. They didn't play as well as they did in their last match [against the Philippines]. Maybe they were too tired. They scored too late in the game. They could have done better.' Bredbury agreed, saying: 'Macau played some good football today. Our midfield was not strong enough and we gave Macau too much space. 'Tonight was a perfect way for me to join Instant-Dict, who are looking to win two cups and the league. They are an ambitious club. I'll try to win something for the club.' Meanwhile, the Philippines defended stoutly and restricted group favourites China to just one goal in a determined first-half display. But something had to give after that initial battering as China forced opened the floodgates after the break to make the victory all the more routine. It was a baptism of fire for the young Filipinos who needed two days to acclimatise to cold weather after arriving late on Monday and are expected to finish bottom of the table. They have one game left to redeem themselves - against Macau who are rated two places below them in the FIFA world ranking list at 178. The Filipinos had one chance in the entire 90 minutes but Martin Abay shot high and wide late in the game. They were unlucky to lose first-choice goalkeeper Jose Carpio through injury in the 68th minute. He was replaced by M. Ramos but it wouldn't have made much difference as the Philippine defence was gradually running out of steam. Midfielder Hao Haidong scored a hat-trick, opening the scoring for China in the 17th minute with a glancing header. He scored his second in the 57th minute with a firm header and completed his hat-trick with a 62nd-minute volley after striker Ma Mingyu scored with a low shot three minutes earlier. Second-half substitute Su Maozhen claimed a brace with goals in the 77th and 87th minutes sandwiching Gao Feng's 82nd-minute strike.