Indonesia gave themselves an Asian Cup boost, while Kitchee did themselves no favours in their build-up to the match against English Premiership side Newcastle United after the visitors earned a well deserved 1-0 victory at Hong Kong Stadium last night. Indonesia's Bulgarian coach Ivan Kolev liked what he saw in the warmup to this week's Asian Cup where the Indonesians have been pooled against China, Qatar and Bahrain in Group A. 'I am happy with the result. It will give us a bit of a boost before the Asian Cup. The players followed my instructions really well. We created loads of chances and could have won by a bigger margin.' Kitchee hardly resembled the side who defeated Serie A champions AC Milan six weeks ago at the same venue. Disjoined at times and lacking any real power up front, the local side will have a real fight on their hands when they meet Alan Shearer and company on Sunday. It's a step Kitchee might not be able to handle judging by their lacklustre performance before a crowd of just 3,515 spectators, who gained free admission. Despite fielding Chinese superstar defender Fan Zhiyi, who made an 11th-hour dash by ferry from Zhuhai where he is now based to play last night, Kitchee were unable hold off Indonesia, who were definitely the better side. Indonesian forward Rochi Putiray, the two-goal hero for Kitchee against AC Milan, was not called into action until the 71st minute, but the Indonesians were never really in need of his services. 'We played with a lot of confidence. We created a lot of chances. Kitchee are a different team than they were in May. There have been a lot of changes,' said Putiray. Indonesia had the better first half, playing decent attacking football against a Kitchee outfit who took time to settle down and were not able to muster a real effort until late into the period. Indonesian left-back Alexander Pulalo enjoyed a splendid game as he carved his way into Kitchee's defence, providing pace and power and supplying some pinpoint crosses for his forwards. Indonesia finally got the breakthrough they deserved in the 37th minute with some simple but effective footwork. Elie Eiboy started the move deep on the left, chipping a pass to Agus Indra Kurniawan who found an unmarked Bambang Pamungkas lurking on the right. The popular Indonesian striker blasted the ball high into the net from 15 metres.