STRIKER Au Wai-lun, who last season was fighting to regain fitness after a back injury, scored both his team's goals last night as South China made their Hong Kong First Division title intentions known to rivals Instant-Dict in a 2-1 win. The Hong Kong international, 26, rediscovered his scoring touch by finding the net in the 21st and 29th minutes as the Caroliners got off to a flying start in the league, before 15,286 spectators at the Hong Kong Stadium. Instant-Dict striker Tim Bredbury scored first with a fortuitous 17th-minute goal after Brazilian defender Aurelio failed to clear his lines, laying the ball square for Bredbury to score. But Au equalised four minutes later when he got on the end of Sung Linyung's low drive to score from close range. His second goal was outstanding, Au chesting down Aurelio's cross before crashing the ball home with his left foot. South China chairman Andy Lo Yun-wah was full of praise for Au. 'Au has been working extra-hard during the summer and his efforts are beginning to show,' said Lo. Much of the pre-match hype surrounded the return to South China colours of Dale Tempest after five years with Eastern, but the free-scoring striker looked short of match practice. Meanwhile, senior clubs came to a mutual agreement over the playing format for the territory's three knockout trophies after an emergency meeting yesterday. The seven First Division clubs hammered out a deal for the Senior Challenge Shield, the San Miguel FA Cup and the Viceroy Cup. In the FA Cup, the seven clubs will be divided into two pools. Senior clubs have decided they will use the current league standings to place teams into the two sections. The first, third, fifth and seventh-placed teams will be put into one pool, and the second, fourth and sixth placed teams will be in the other. The winners of the Junior Challenge Shield will fill the last slot to make it two pools of four teams. The top two teams from each pool will then play 'cross-over' semi-finals. A double elimination format will be used for the Senior Challenge Shield, with a winners' and losers' pool. The Viceroy Cup will be played under a single round-robin format. The first-placed team on completion of the round-robin matches will go directly through to the final. The second and third placed teams will play off for the other final berth. It was also decided that all seven clubs would share gate revenue generated by the Hong Kong-Guangdong Club Championship, even though the top four First Division clubs are competing in the competition starting in November. It is understood that 25 per cent of the total gate receipts will be put into a central fund to be shared among the seven senior clubs.