Hong Kong Football Club stayed on course for a League and Cup double when they defeated Kowloon Cricket Club 2-0 to reach the Holland Cup final at King's Park yesterday. But it was not the sort of win that Club would like to remember after having four players sent off for a cooling-off period in a match marred by a rash of yellow cards. Club, who are almost certain to win their first league title in a decade, overcame a stubborn KCC defence to finally book their berth in the season-ending knock-out trophy to be played in May. Perennial rivals Shaheen also booked their place in the Cup final when they thrashed Pakistan Association 5-1 in a commanding performance. But Club had to struggle against the Cricketers and finally overcame their opponents after scoring from a penalty stroke through skipper Eric Morris and a penalty corner converted by Erik Bernasco. 'KCC played well in the first half and made it hard for us. But we gradually took control in the second half. I'm pleased we played relatively well. Playing cup matches are always tough. It's different from the league. On the whole, I am happy,' said Morris. Shaheen didn't have any problems against Pakistan Association, taking a 2-0 lead into the break. Two goals from Ashgar Ali, and one a piece from Ishtiaq Hussain, Alfonso Cordero and Swalik Mohammed saw the defending Cup champions through to the final for another year. Shaheen midfielder Asif Ali said: 'It was an easy victory for us and I think we will be trying our best to retain our title. We should be in peak form for the final.'