SOUTH China gave themselves an excellent chance of reaching the third round of the Asian Cup-Winners' Cup, by holding Indonesian side Mastrans Bandung Raya to a 1-1 draw before 25,000 spectators yesterday. Au Wai-lun's 70th-minute equaliser cancelled out Bandung's 30th-minute goal in yesterday's clash in Bandung. The Caroliners are in an ideal position to win the second-round tie, with the Hong Kong giants hosting the second leg at the Hong Kong Stadium next Sunday. Au, who seems to have regained full fitness, and who scored both goals in the 2-1 league victory over Instant-Dict, struck the woodwork twice, then hit the equaliser after striker Dale Tempest headed the ball into his path. Tempest was appearing as a local player for the first time after his permanent residency was approved on Wednesday. South China's Peter Leung, deputising for boss Lee Yun-wah, was delighted with his team's draw. 'We are in a strong position to win the tie because we controlled the match and created many chances - despite playing in front of 25,000 partisan spectators,' he said. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong FA Select beat Club Select 8-4 as part of the celebrations for the opening of the new Football Club ground. Instant-Dict striker Paul Foster struck four goals, while clubmate Tim Bredbury and Happy Valley's Brazilian striker Silvio Wielewski both scored twice. Club's Perry Tunesi hit a brace, while Fraser Quirke and Paul Wilkin also found the net. Club boasted former Liverpool star Alan Kennedy, 41, ex-England international Russell Osman, 38, and Northern Ireland's Gerry Armstrong, 39.