South China, Asia's team of the month for November, maintained their unbeaten start to the season by overcoming 10-man Happy Valley 2-1 in a League Cup second-round match at Mongkok Stadium yesterday. Goals from right-winger Lee Kin-wo and forward Au Wai-lun gave the Caroliners their second win in the four-team round-robin phase after beating Sun Hei last week, meaning they only need a draw against Rangers on Saturday to secure a place in the final, which will be contested by the top two finishers. The battle for the top two spots is between three teams, while Sun Hei's hopes of qualifying for the final ended after losing 3-1 to Rangers yesterday. But South China director Peter Leung Shou-chi said his team aim to win every match in their bid for a clean sweep of trophies after ending last season empty-handed. 'We've beaten Sun Hei and Happy Valley, so it's easy to think that we would play for one point against Rangers. No, we won't. We'll take it a game at a time and try to play our best in every game,' Leung said. 'We'll be playing the first game of the double-header on Saturday and the outcome of the second game will be irrelevant to us if we beat Rangers.' He added: 'We aim to win everything on offer. We want to play consistently well throughout the season, not only for a month.' Happy Valley's new forward, Haiti's Dieuphene Thelamour, was to blame for the defending champions' defeat as he first missed a penalty after South China defender Yau Kin-wai was judged to have fouled him in the box in the first half and was then given his marching orders for fouling Yau in the second half. South China took advantage of having one more player as Au headed home the winner from a Yeung Ching-kwong corner 10 minutes before the final whistle. Earlier, teammate Lee scored his team's first goal minutes into the match from a cross that surprised everybody, including himself, as the ball flew directly into the top corner of Happy Valley's goal. Happy Valley equalised 10 minutes later when forward Keith Gumbs netted his fourth for the club. Although South China's red-hot forward Martin Jancula and star midfielder Ricky Cheng Siu-chung were both suffering from injuries, with the Slovakian coming on as a substitute and Cheng being sidelined yesterday, Leung was optimistic they would be back to form on Saturday and in the Asian Cup-Winners' Cup away leg against J. League side S-Pulse Shimizu nine days later. South China edged out Shimizu 3-2 at home two weeks ago thanks to a hat-trick from Jancula and it was their superb performance that earned them the AFC award.