VALLEY, written off in the pre-season build-up, emerged as genuine league contenders when they beat Kowloon 20-3 to win the inaugural LOGO Cup at Mongkok Stadium last night. Despite missing several key players, Valley took advantage of Kowloon's inability to keep possession, scoring two converted tries, a penalty and a drop goal. It was Valley's second title in the new campaign after they won the DHL 15s event last month. Youngster Jamie McKee made a dream first-team debut filling in at fly-half for the unavailable Pieter Schats. McKee scored the opening try and dropped a goal to give Valley a 10-0 lead at the interval. Valley coach Ian Brownlee said: ''We knew they would be stronger in the forwards but once they got the ball, they didn't do anything with it.'' Kowloon captain Chris North agreed his side lacked fitness, but added that the match reflected the rise in quality of local rugby. ''We dominated them in the forwards, but we just can't afford to lose the ball.'' Valley took the lead after 15 minutes following a midfield break by scrum-half Fred Laine who released high-stepping winger Ashley Billington down the left. Billington sped 30 metres before passing inside for McKee to score with Tongan Isi Tui'vai making the conversion. McKee increased Valley's lead five minutes before the interval with a precise drop goal from 30 metres. A Julian Williams penalty 10 minutes after the restart reduced Kowloon's deficit, but a Tui'vai penalty and converted try from Brett Wright sealed victory for Valley. Both teams have little time to recover from a bruising match, which saw Valley's Mike O'Sullivan sent off in the first half and Kowloon's Andy Guthrie helped off injured about 10 minutes before the end. The First Division league competition starts on Tuesday night with Valley taking on Hong Kong Football Club Dragons and Kowloon facing new-look Police. Police are also poised for big things this season. Only two months ago, they were on the verge of folding because of a lack of players. But with the club's decision to open up to civilians, they are recruiting a wealth of talent. Arriving soon will be fly-half Vaughn Going, son of famous All Black Syd, from New Zealand side Waikato. Said Cross: ''We've put a self-imposed limit of five civilians. Vaughn is under no pressure to play for Police. He has a job here and we are only providing for his accommodation.''