Yee Hope moved closer to the championship phase of the Ericsson First Division League, thanks to a match-winning performance from midfielder Chiu Chung-man in their 3-2 win over Golden at Mongkok Stadium last night. Underdogs Yee Hope jumped to third overall in the league after what was their fourth straight victory. Their recent scalps have included Instant-Dict, Sai Kung Friends and runaway leaders Happy Valley. Second-placed South China have a game in hand and a two-point lead over Yee Hope. The defeat leaves Golden fourth on an inferior goal difference to Yee Hope, who could secure a top-four position if they pull off another win in their final first-round match. Chiu, who could not register with a First Division club last season after failing to pass the mandatory fitness test due to asthma, scored twice and set up a goal for Paul Ritchie and Chiu later paid tribute to the efforts of the whole team. 'I didn't play particularly well but we followed what our coach [Wong Yiu-shun] told us to do,' Chiu said. 'Both teams were not well organised in the beginning but we started to control the pace of the game later on,' Chiu said. Although Yee Hope lost defender Gary McKeown in the 36th minute when he broke his arm after falling to the ground, his replacement Andy Roddie played well. Striker Wong Chi-keung, whose goal-scoring fairytale came to a halt last night, said it was Yee Hope's intention to give Chiu more scoring chances. 'I have scored seven goals in the past three games so I expected that I would be closely marked,' Wong said. In the later match of the double-header, Sai Kung Friends ended their losing streak by beating Rangers 1-0. With only a game to play, fifth-placed Rangers must rely on rivals Yee Hope and Golden losing to get through.