A two-goal blast early in the second half sent South China into the knockout round of the AFC Cup as they brushed aside Pahang of Malaysia 3-1 at Mong Kok Stadium on Wednesday night. The victory secured not only the top spot in group G for the Caroliners with a maximum 12 points from four matches, but also a home-ground advantage for the next round. South China's remaining two matches are virtually dead rubbers for the Caroliners. WATCH: highlights of South China's win at Mong Kok Stadium We could have won by a bigger margin if we had taken our chances after going three goals up South China coach Mario Gomez However, South China coach Mario Gomez said it was too early to be thinking about the knockout round as they have an important local match against Kitchee next week. "I know we are in the round of 16 but my mind is now with the League Cup final against Kitchee," said Gomez. "We had a good game and I am very happy that those players who do not play regularly also did a good job. "We could have won by a bigger margin if we had taken our chances after going three goals up." Chan Siu-kwan scored early in the first half to draw first blood for the home side but it was the two goals through Lo Kong-wai (53rd minute) and Jack Sealy (55th minute) that sealed the match. Nigerian striker Dickson Nwakaeme got one back for the visitors but South China regrouped to maintain their perfect record in this season's regional cup competition. Fullback Sealy, who replaced the injured Mahama Awal on the right flank, had an exceptional night, hitting home the third goal after a neat one-two with Chan Siu-ki. Sealy was singled out by the Pahang contingent as a damaging player up front. "I just played my normal game as I also play an attacking role as a right back," said Sealy. "It is not really a big change and I just listened to what the coach said." Midfielder Chan Siu-kwan, who opened the scoring on nine minutes in front of the 2,800-strong home crowd, was delighted to have his good friend Lo also on the score sheet. "This is my first AFC Cup goal but I feel great because my long-time pal Lo also scored," said Chan. "We started together at the youth level and played for the same team and joined South China at the same time. It's a very special occasion in that we both scored in such an important match." In another group match, Global of the Philippines beat visitors Yadanarbon of Myanmar 4-1.