After our win on Saturday it were our Lions Legends next to play their first game of 2015 ! It was a friendly against Japan who will be joining our veteran league this season ! With a few Veterans missing but with the help of three Lions U17 players they started a bit shaky as the Christmas and New Year break added a few kilos to the legends but it was a cold strike by Fred F which opened the score 1-0 ! In the second third it was Max who headed home the 2-0 and he disclosed to us that his last goal was back in 1836 ! Japan got one goal back on the break and in the last third the Lions failed to kill the game and Japan came close to equalize by hitting the post. Overall a great warmup for the season for the Legends who are still unbeaten in 2015 !
Right after the Legends our SPL Lions were next up facing the mainly Spanish team called the Flamenkos. In the first half the game was very even with the lions having the best of opportunities. It stayed 0-0 in the first half which given the recent games result of the Lions was not bad but in this game many players stepped up and performed much better. Azzeddine came in in the second half and it proved to be very valuable as he scored two goals and should have got a penalty. After checking after the game with the referee why he didn’t give it his comment was “ I will give you next time “ we didn’t know that in China you can have penalties credits ! It’s good to know ! It was a very positive 2-0 win well deserved and even more so because we fielded 4 Lions U17 players who got very valuable experience by playing with the men !
Next up will be Shanghai 2000 who ended our 35 games unbeaten run in the SPL so we know what to expect playing against them ! Let’s All (Lions Legends/Lions/Lions Youth) come to training this Wednesday !
Great end of a great weekend for the Lions with three teams winning their games !
Go Lions ! Cheers Freek