New boys Lanwa held established club South China to a 1-1 draw despite playing the entire second half with just 10 men in a Hong Kong First Division match at Mongkok Stadium last night. Guangdong-based Lanwa put up a gutsy performance to share the spoils on a breezy evening before only 346 spectators. South China midfielder Tse Man-wing opened the scoring in the 17th minute and the Caroliners looked in firm control when Lanwa defender Wang Gang was given his marching orders just before the break after fouling Chen Qian. But Lanwa's defence held firm and South China were unable to make their numerical advantage count, conceding a goal in the 79th minute after Li Chong equalised with a superb left-footed shot. South China leapfrogged champions Sun Hei to occupy fourth place in the standings, while Lanwa remain in sixth place. South China manager Peter Leung Shou-chi said he was disappointed his team were unable to press their one-man advantage. 'We should have done better but we had bad luck and what's more [midfielder] Yeung Ching-kwong pulled his thigh muscle after just six minutes coming on late in the match when we went all out for the winning goal. 'It's a big blow to us because Ching-kwong will probably miss our next [League Cup] match,' said Leung. Earlier, Citizen earned their first win of the campaign when they beat fellow strugglers Hong Kong 08 3-0 in a battle between the league's cellar dwellers. Citizen had managed just one point from five previous games, but they finally came good against Hong Kong 08, a developmental side aimed at competing in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, who slipped to their seventh straight defeat of the season. Festus Baise headed his side in front in the seventh minute before Citizen buried Hong Kong 08 with two more goals after the interval for their best win of the season. Mainlander Yuan Yang scored twice in the second half, including one from the penalty spot to hand Citizen maximum points.