EXPRESS News were knocked off the top of the U2 Premier League last night when Fuji professional Jay Lim inspired his team to a surprise 3-1 victory. Lim was in excellent form as he beat Andrew Shum Siu-chung in straight games in the opening rubber at the Hong Kong Squash Centre. The Malaysian had defeated Shum in this year's East Asian individual championship play-off and he continued his domination by scoring a 15-13, 15-13, 15-10 victory in the battle of the number ones. Express News levelled matters when Dick Leung Kan-fai defeated former Hong Kong champion Tony Choi Yuk-kwan 15-12, 15-12, 15-9. But Fuji took a 2-1 lead in rubbers thanks to John Choi, who had to pull out all the stops to overcome Chan Siu-sing 12-15, 15-13, 15-12, 4-15, 15-8. Allen Ngan also had to go the full distance before beating Kent Li Kwok-ho 15-12, 14-15, 8-15, 15-9, 15-9. Fuji moved up to fourth in the table behind new leaders Hong Kong Football Club Eagle Star, who made it three wins from four outings when they edged Perrier Kowloon Cricket Club on a countback. Eagle Star and Perrier split the four matches but the former just scraped through to win the tie 10-8 with a better win-loss record. Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cricket Club had the easiest win of the night when they beat Rubicon. The globe-trotting of Australians Brett Martin and Rodney Eyles finally took its toll as they slumped to shock defeats in group qualifying matches in the International Squash Challenge in Bombay. Top seed Martin went down 15-11, 15-14, 15-13 to England's world number eight Philip Whitlock, while third seed Eyles fell 15-12, 15-11, 15-7 to 10th-ranked Sami Elopuro of Finland. Now the two Australians, who returned home following last week's Super Series finals in Zurich before going to Bombay two days ago, must summon their energy to play each other. The winner will go through to the semi-finals.