The World Cup dream lives on after Hong Kong pulled off a sensational 32-8 victory over South Korea in one of the most slick performances seen by a local team in recent memory. Hong Kong have defeated South Korea in other matches, but not in this manner - four tries to one and with the visitors looking a well-beaten and an unruly mob well before the game ended to scenes of rapturous joy from the full house at Hong Kong Football Club yesterday. The crowd stood as one and saluted Hong Kong as the opening win in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition will undoubtedly give momentum to a side who believe they can go all the way - or at least finish second to Japan and earn the World Cup repechage spot against Uruguay. '[Travelling] the road to the 2011 World Cup now looks a strong possibility,' an elated head coach Dai Rees said. 'It will be an incredible story for nobody expects us to win, and that's why it is a dream.' A brace of tries by the irrepressible Nigel Clarke, playing out of position in the second row, and one each by flyhalf Keith Robertson and substitute winger Tom McQueen sealed a momentous win for Hong Kong, who also grabbed a bonus point for scoring four tries. Robertson had left his kicking boots in the dressing room, missing four of the eight opportunities that came his way. But he made up for it with a superb all-round performance, combining sweetly with scrum half Tim Alexander to marshal Hong Kong's frequent raids into Korean territory. Playing his first Asian Five Nations match at flyhalf, Robertson was easily the man of the match for his sterling defence as well as sniping runs that created a try for himself as well as for Clarke and McQueen. 'It could have been costly, but it wasn't. He is a player with the X-factor, and does things no other player can do. He was involved in most things. I can almost forgive him,' laughed Rees. Hong Kong came out knowing they had to prevent Korea from running away with an early lead. The visitors dominated the opening stages with a penalty and an unconverted try by winger Choi Si-won, but Hong Kong refused to be intimidated. A great passage of play, which saw Hong Kong entrenched inside the Korean half and coming close to scoring twice, seemed to raise the self-belief in the team. Clarke grabbed his first try when he was on hand to complete a move started by impressive winger Salom Yiu Kam-shing and involving fullback Colin Bisley. Robertson converted the try and knocked over a penalty to give Hong Kong a 10-8 lead at the break. It was all one way traffic in the second half, as Hong Kong's forwards controlled the ball and with vice-captain Simon Hempel having a huge game in midfield the other backs began to make inroads. Clarke said: 'We have improved as a squad. It has taken a bit of time for our game plan to sink in, but there is a lot better understanding now. We are doing little things like offloads, which we weren't doing a year ago, and this gave us more momentum.' Rees made three changes 15 minutes into the second half, and they paid dividends when Alex McQueen put Robertson over the tryline. Clarke's second try was a carbon-copy of the first, another close-range effort, and it put the game out of Korea's reach. Tom McQueen added the icing completing another Robertson break before sibling Alex knocked over a last-minute penalty to give Hong Kong a fantastic win. 'This is an awesome start, just what we wanted,' said captain Simon Leung Ho-yam. 'But we have to keep our feet on the ground; we have three more games to go. 'This one is done and dusted, and while it was a great performance, we can definitely improve.' Rees said: 'The World Cup dream lives on. I dream of being there as a coach for Hong Kong and I know a lot of the guys do. I think it is a reality. If we can win the next two games and go into the Japan game who knows?'