South China shrugged off their shaky start to the season when they scored a convincing 3-1 victory over defending champions Happy Valley at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. The win put the Caroliners four points behind Kitchee, who have a 100 per cent record after six games and the encounter between the two top sides on November 4, which will be live on television, should be a crowd-puller. More than 3,000 spectators turned up to witness South China's best performance of the season, which also meant a hefty bonus of HK$300,000 for the players - HK$100,000 per goal. 'I am absolutely delighted with the result,' said team convener Steven Lo Kit-shing. 'Not only because we won the match, but also the way the players approached the game with their positive attitude. They displayed the true South China spirit today. 'We did not look impressive at the beginning of the season because we had many new players and it takes time for the new and old players to blend. But after a couple of games and an eight-day training stint in Guangdong before today's match, we looked much better and the players worked very well as a team.' Despite showing marked improvement, South China are still looking abroad to strengthen the squad. 'We are possibly looking for three new expatriates on all three different lines - a forward, a midfielder and a defender,' said Lo. Tales Schutz opened the scoring for South China just three minutes into the match and netted his second in the 17th minute following a neat movement involving three South China players on the left. In between, towering Brazilian Detinho headed home a corner-kick in the 14th minute, and at half-time the Caroliners could reflect on a perfect first 45 minutes. Happy Valley threw everything into attack after the break and Gerard Ambassa Guy had two good chances but shot wide on both occasions. Valley were finally rewarded for their endeavours in the 82nd minute when defender Fabricio Alcantara headed home a cross from Shum Kwok-keung. Earlier, Rangers cruised to a 2-1 win over Lanwa Redbull - the first away defeat for the Guangdong-based side. Chan Wai-ho put Rangers ahead in the 37th minute and Wong Chin-hung extended the lead in the 72nd minute. Chang Hui scored a late consolation for Lanwa. Meanwhile, Xiangxue Sun Hei are poised for their first win of the season when they meet Citizen at Mong Kok Stadium today. The other match features WoFoo Tai Po and Hong Kong 08.