League champions Instant-Dict capped a memorable season when they clinched the FA Cup with an emphatic 3-1 victory over South China at a sweltering Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. The action was hot from the start - despite the teams having to cope with atrocious pitch conditions - as Instant-Dict successfully retained the trophy while earning revenge against their fierce rivals, who beat them 3-0 in last month's Viceroy Cup final. Two goals from Australian marksman Paul Foster, including one from the penalty spot, and a powerful 15-yard drive from skipper Tim O'Shea settled the issue for the well-organised Dickies. South China scored their lone goal through veteran winger Lee Kin-wo in what was South China team director Peter Leung Shou-chi's last match for the Caroliners. Leung steps down after two seasons running the team and said he won't be involved in football management again, although he will offer his assistance to any teams who might need his help. O'Shea, who played another outstanding game in the heart of Instant's defence, said the win was testament to the team's dominance this season. 'It was a pretty even game. Our third goal knocked them out. They tried to come back but we dug deep and everybody did their jobs well. Winning this cup is just a bonus for us because, as I said before, winning the league championship was the main thing,' said the former Tottenham Hotspur player. Instant were given the perfect start when they were awarded a hotly disputed penalty in the third minute after South China left-back Yau Kin-wah was adjudged to have made a late, lunging tackle on Instant's Yeung Hei-chi. South China players protested vehemently but the referee was unmoved and Foster scored low, giving no chance to goalkeeper Kevin Lok Kar-win. South China equalised in the 10th minute. Santos swung in a corner which was headed on by Dale Tempest at the near post for Lee to head home from point-blank range. Nine minutes later, Instant put themselves back in the driving seat when O'Shea blasted home from the right. Instant struck with a third goal which well and truly buried their opponents. Catching South China off-guard on the counter-attack, Ricky Cheng Siu-chung flicked the ball over the advancing Kevin Lok and Foster was on hand to tap the ball home.