Pakistan Association's hard-working midfielder Tahir Mahmood scored two goals, including the all-important winner, to hand his team an exciting 4-3 sudden-death victory over raging favourites Shaheen in the Holland Cup final yesterday. Mahmood first found the net midway through the second half, but it was his deflection off Fayyaz Mohammad's free hit four minutes into the second half of extra-time that clinched it for the Pakistanis, who won their second Holland Cup in five years - and only the second in their history - at King's Park. In a match that saw Pakistan Association squander a 2-0 and then a 3-2 lead with one minute to go, the underdogs kept up the pressure to shatter Shaheen's dreams of a League and Cup double. 'We deserved to win in the end because we put the pressure on them from the very start,' said Pakistan captain Ishfaq Ullah. 'The boys played a very good game. We made a few mistakes along the way but I'm glad it ended up the way it did.' Pakistan Association keeper Arshad Khan had a stupendous day, saving at least three clear-cut chances from Shaheen, who had Hong Kong international Asghar Ali to thank for throwing them a lifeline with a last-minute goal to level the score at 3-3. Aquil Mahmood put the Pakistanis ahead in the 22nd minute before former Hong Kong international squash player Mohammad gave his side a two-goal cushion eight minutes into the second half. Shaheen roared back with Leung Chi-fai getting the last touch to make it 2-1. Two minutes earlier, Asif Ali had a penalty disallowed after he was adjudged to have taken two steps in taking the flick. Pakistan gave Shaheen another mountain to climb with a third goal scored by Tahir Mahmood for a 3-1 lead, but Shaheen came back again, first with a goal from Asif and then by brother Asghar, whose superb goal, scored from a reverse stick, was the best of the match. But as Shaheen ran out of ideas, lacking the sharpness and urgency they displayed late in the second half, it was Tahir Mahmood to his team's rescue. Mahmood reacted the quickest when his deflection off Mohammad's free-hit flew into the net, although the 'golden goal' was scored in controversial fashion. Shaheen coach Hamid Din questioned Mahmood's goal, saying the ball had been struck into the 'D' high. 'It was definitely a high ball going into the D,' said Din. He added: 'We really missed Swalikh Muhammed in midfield. He had to be on police duty today so we had to make do without him. Pakistan played so aggressively and we got off slowly in the first half.' Earlier, Bullets B lifted the HKHA's Cup by defeating Nav Bharat C 2-1 in the final.