Midfielder Man Kim-hung struck a stunning 25-metre goal deep into injury time to give minnows Kitchee a shock 2-1 victory over South China in a Hong Kong First Division match at Mongkok Stadium last night. Man latched on to a pass before striking a rasping shot that beat goalkeeper Mick Leonard to move Kitchee to the top of the table on goal difference from South China. Victory also maintained Kitchee's winning start since joining the senior flight. They defeated struggling Sai Kung 2-0 on September 30. Kitchee survived wave after wave of South China attacks and took the lead through striker Gerardo Laterza who scored from a free kick. South China equalised in controversial circumstances when the referee awarded a penalty after Kitchee defender Li Wing-hang was adjudged to have handled the ball. Au Wai-lun notched a sweetly struck penalty and the former Hong Kong Footballer of the Year came agonisingly close to scoring the winner in regulation time when his 80th-minute header struck a post. South China suffered their second defeat in only four matches but remained two points ahead of champions Happy Valley.