Big-spending South China received a reality check as they crashed 3-0 to Rangers in the Coolpoint Ventilation Hong Kong First Division yesterday. Ghanaian striker Godfred Karikari was on target twice after Chinese import Fan Weijun had set the ball rolling with an opening goal just before the break to hand South China their first defeat of the season in the match at Mong Kok Stadium. The Caroliners had gone into the game full of confidence after their 3-1 defeat of champions Happy Valley last week. But Hong Kong's most famous club were unable to keep a determined Rangers outfit at bay. The defeat added pressure on South China's Portuguese coach Jorge Amaral, who had said earlier this season he would leave the club if the team lost three matches under him. South China have yet to press the panic button as they are still second in the table on 14 points - seven points adrift of league leaders Kitchee. 'It's disappointing to lose, but we're by no means out of it,' said Caroliners boss Steven Lo Kit-shing. 'We went into the match probably too confident and too complacent having beaten Happy Valley last time. 'We might add a few more foreign players on to the team to give the squad added strength.' Fan put Rangers ahead in the 45th minute when he swept home a right-wing cross before 21-year-old Karikari went to work with two splendid goals in the 74th and 90th minutes to lift Rangers to third spot. The youngster first scored a diving header and he rounded off a superb afternoon when he drove the ball home from 15 metres out. Earlier, 10-man Happy Valley rebounded from their loss to South China by defeating Citizen 1-0 with defender Poon Yiu-cheuk's first goal of the campaign, a left-footed shot in the 24th minute. Citizen's Ju Yingzhi had a penalty saved in the 24th minute by goalkeeper Sui Weijie. Valley defender Feng Jizhi was sent off in the last minute for a second yellow card, but the champions held on for victory.