Happy Valley's final round-robin League Cup match against Fukien yesterday confirmed what has been severely lacking in the team in recent weeks - heart. Valley manager Lim Fong Kee has been trying to hammer home the message to his team that they need to show more commitment if they want to be a major force. But the Malaysian was left disappointed yet again when his team of expensive players lost to unfashionable Fukien 1-0 at Mongkok Stadium. So Loi-keung's 70th-minute goal did the damage, although the result did not make much difference in the final League Cup standings because Valley had already been guaranteed a semi-final place on six points. However, the result will not do Valley's confidence much good, knowing they face arch-rivals South China in the Cup semi-finals on January 23. Valley now know they must raise their game several notches if they are to have a decent chance against Group B winners South China for a place in the final on January 26. 'We were playing walking football,' lamented Lim. 'It's unfair to the fans because they have come to watch us play. The players knew that they were in the semi-finals and they just didn't try to win this match.' But Lim added: 'It doesn't matter who we will play in the semi-finals. We must put all our effort in that game and somehow win it.' It was the second time Valley had 'lost' to Fukien. Last month, Valley were docked three points for fielding an ineligible player during the clubs' last encounter in the league in October. Yesterday, Fukien finally broke the deadlock when So chested down a cross before firing a powerful 15-metre shot that went in off the post past goalkeeper Fan Chun-yip. The win still failed to lift Fukien from the bottom of Group A as they finished on three points from three games behind group winners Buler Rangers, Valley and Xiangxue Pharmaceutical. Earlier, Rangers stretched their impressive unbeaten record to 10 games when they defeated Xiangxue 1-0 thanks to Cameroonian forward's Julius Akosah's 70th-minute winner. Rangers will now meet Sun Hei, runners-up of Group B, in the Cup semi-finals.