The victory finally came, but it was too little too late. Hong Kong forward Tim Bredbury said after yesterday's win that the territory should have taken their chances in the away game against the Thais, when they lost 2-0 in Bangkok. 'It is disappointing that when we play at home, we give 110 per cent,' said the Instant-Dict star. 'But things are different when we are away. We wasted opportunities in Bangkok. We were poor in that game. We let ourselves down badly, both performance-wise and attitude-wise. Had we won that game we would have had a better chance of winning the group. 'Our victory over the Thais shows that we are capable of doing it, but we should have done it in the more important game - the away game against them. We have no problems at home, but it's a home-and-away competition. We have to be stronger in away games in order to proceed in this kind of competition,' he said. 'But after all, I was happy because we won and the spectators were happy too.' Bredbury reckons Malaysian referee Abdullah Mohamed Nazri should not have sent off defender Chan Chi-keung. 'It was definitely not Chan who should have been sent off. I think Ku Kam-fai should have gone for what he did after Thailand's Sanor Longsawang fouled Chan just before the interval,' said the 33-year-old Bredbury. 'It was unfortunate that the referee sent the wrong person off. But it was also fortunate that Sanor went. 'Sanor was the key player and he was difficult to mark. It made it a more even game. It was a lot easier for us.'