Newly promoted Yee Hope snatched their first victory of the season, despite being reduced to 10 men for most of the second half, finishing 1-0 winners over Rangers at Mongkok Stadium last night. Midfielder Yeung Kin-wah was given his marching orders in the 53rd minute of the Ericsson League encounter for his second bookable offence, following a reckless challenge on Kevin Hunt. But despite their predicament Yee Hope, last season's Second Division champions, stepped up their game before being rewarded with a 61st-minute own goal. Ex-Happy Valley goalkeeper Victor Derbounov, usually one of the most resolute 'keepers in the territory, put the ball into his own net after trying to punch out a Cheung Kam-wa corner. Derbounov claimed that he was pushed in the box, but the referee allowed the goal to stand - and it proved decisive in the end. Yee Hope chairman Chan Leung was delighted with the win, which pushed his team to third place behind leaders Happy Valley and Instant-Dict. They now have four points from two games. Rangers dropped to fifth place with three points from their two games. 'We showed character even when we had a player sent off. We showed great fighting spirit and I was particularly pleased with the players' attitude, even when things didn't seem to go our way. 'All credit should go to our team manager Jeff Li, who has worked tirelessly with the team,' said Chan. 'Rangers were a threat to us but they never really could put it together and they didn't create many great chances.' Yee Hope's victory last night followed their 1-1 draw with champions South China nine days ago.