South China brought newly crowned league champions Instant-Dict back to earth with a bump last night as Franz Blizenec fired a last-minute goal to give the Caroliners a 4-3 win over their arch-rivals. Less than 72 hours after clinching the Ericsson League crown, Instant suffered their season's fourth defeat against a rejuvenated South China who relied on a contingent of new signings to help steer them to victory. Sheldon Thomas grabbed a brace of goals with strikes in each half and Yau Kin-wai fired in another before Blizenec's late winner. The win puts South China in the driving seat in the race to finish league runners-up, but as striker and captain Dale Tempest said afterwards that will be scant consolation for the Caroliners. 'It's always nice to win games, but we will sit down and think why we had to score four goals to win once again. You can't concede goals like we have been doing and expect to win games. . . tonight's match typifies our season,' Tempest said. 'I think we've conceded something like 40 goals over the season and that really is phenomenal. We can't have any complaints about Instant winning the title because, over the course of the season, they have been the more consistent side . . . they are worthy champions. 'We've now got to go away and think about the Viceroy Cup because it would be nice to get something out of this competition. The new players, Gong Lei, Franz and Sheldon have made a difference - we've got a bit more quality in midfield but we are going to have to work on our defence,' Tempest added. 'We're not going to read too much into this result because they made a few changes in the second half, and once they took Kally (Dimitre Kalkanov) off it did make a difference.' Instant had looked set to avenge an earlier 2-0 defeat against the Caroliners two weeks ago when Ian Baird struck after six minutes. But South China drew level on 30 minutes when Tempest put Lee Kin-wo into space down the right flank. Lee went to the byline before crossing to the far post where Thomas was waiting to nod in the equaliser. Thomas almost put his side into the lead four minutes before the interval when he broke clear but his near-post shot was scrambled away by Instant goalkeeper Mick Leonard. The Caroliners had another opportunity to take the lead soon after the break when Thomas again went clear only to see his shot blocked again by Leonard. Almost immediately, Instant swept up field and the ball was played to Yeung Hei-chi in acres of space. The youngster kept his cool superbly to sidefoot past Kevin Lok Kar-win. Yau levelled the score on 77 minutes with a low shot after a defensive mix-up and soon after that Thomas scored his second of the evening to give the Caroliners their first lead. Baird looked to have salvaged a point for Instant when he headed in a pinpoint cross from Yeung, but South China had the last laugh when Blizenec broke into the box in the final minute to thunder in the winner.