Amigo’s and Amiga’s,
Finally we had our first full 6 games program last Sunday ! The games were played in good and friendly spirit which is the foundation of the SPL and that’s the reason why we are in our 11th Season ! After some teams played 7 games sofar we can see almost an identical development as last year in the new ranking. The top three all won their games and are waiting for one of them to slip up ! (Lions/Gremio/Cowboys) In the middle we have the usual teams (ERS/Marlins/Japan/Pistolera Bulls) and at the lower end of the ranking we have (Flamenkos/Shanghai 2000/Super 48/Galacticos) all looking for their first or second win ! Lets see which team can change the tide !
Super 48 – Marlins 1-11 Fedja of the Marlins training hard for an upcoming boxing event killed the game by scoring a hat-trick in the first 5 minutes of the game. He even added another two to become the Marlins topscorer. Super 48 recently getting more goals against them so we are not sure what happened to their blue wall defense or was it because they changed strategy and going all out for attack and simply don’t defend ! They got the conciliation goal.
Sport For Life FC – ERS 2-3 It was a battle of the midfield in a very even contest ! ERS took a 2-0 lead but SFL FC wanted to get their first win of the season and didn’t give up. At the end of the first half they pulled two goals back and leveled the game. The second half both teams were looking for the win and with 15 minutes to go our French Friends scored the 2-3. Last 15 minutes SFL FC was stronger and nearly got a draw but they have to wait for next week as ERS took all three points.
Pistolera Bulls – Cowboys 1-5 Cowboys were too strong and too fast for the Bulls even playing some time with 10 men after a red card. Bilgin again no yellow card as he was in Germany !
Flamenkos – Lions 1-4 The Flamenkos started strong and managed to take the lead through Andy. The Lions not used to be a goal down tried hard but without success to make the equalizer. It was far in the second half that fortune came around for the Lions a unfortunate handball (penalty) and a clear off side goal was given to them. After that Lions quickly got another penalty and another goal to make sure they kept the unbeaten run of 7 games.
Shanghai 2000 – Japan 2-3 Shanghai 2000 started strong and managed a 2-0 lead in the first half / however “Young” Japan proved to be fitter and faster in the second half making it a thriller come back.
Galacticos – Gremio 1-10 Gremio was too strong on the day for the Galacticos / their strikers were working on their goal tallies and got the reward.
We are back with the “SPL Team of the week” reward as we have full programs now.
This week the SPL Estrella Galicia price will go to ERS for their improved conduct towards referees and their positive attitude towards the games and opponents no matter win or lose. True SPL Spirit !
Next weekend we have another 6 SPL games in Shanghai. Time is flying and we are soon at the end of 2013.
1200-1400 Super 48 – Pistolera Bulls at Jinqiao
1400-1600 ERS – Marling at Jinqiao
1200-1400 Japan – Lions at SRFC
1400-1600 Gremio – Cowboys at SRFC
1300-1500 Shanghai 2000 – SFL FC
1500-1700 Galacticos – Flamenkos
Enjoy the SPL and enjoy the cooler weather / Fair Spirit Fair Games !
Cheers Freek SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee