HONGKONG Football Club handed rivals Shaheen their first defeat of the season as they swept into the semi-finals of the Holland Cup with a 3-0 victory at King's Park yesterday. Shaheen had gone into the match with a record of 14 wins and two draws from their 16 matches this season but lacked the fire and the effectiveness of their previous matches against a side who were fluent and well-organised. It was sweet revenge for Club who lost 4-1 against Shaheen the last time they met, in September. Club must now be among the favourites for the Cup although Pakistan Association and Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) also enjoyed comfortable victories to book berths in the last four. Pakistan Association continued their recent good form with a 4-0 thumping of British Forces - the second time they have beaten Forces in a week, having won 1-0 last Sunday - while Cup holders KCC defeated Second Division side Club C 3-1. But the day belonged to Club. John Rowley gave his side an eighth-minute lead , scoring from a penalty corner and skipper Chris Bredbury inflicted further damage when he scored from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute, after defender Chandram Nair handled the ball from Russell Tyre's flick. Shaheen, despite having the opportunities to break through Club's defence after Tony Weiss and Simon Shepherdson were sent off for a five-minute ''cooling off'' period for dissent in separate incidents, could still not get back. Weiss killed off any hopes of a Shaheen comeback when he scored three minutes before full-time, tucking the ball neatly from the rebound after Bredbury's shot had been saved. Bredbury said: ''Shaheen didn't play well at all. They only put the pressure on us in the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half and then our backs marked out their forwards.'' Nav Bharat booked their berth into the last four with a 2-1 win over Dutch at Happy Valley.