Looking at our Chinese opponent on Saturday it was a miracle to see how they always seems to be able to line up the best of the best when they play the lions. Despite they are in the bottom of the league with only 8 points it felt like we were playing DIB !
The first half was hard as we hit the cross bar and the post and we had a few more chances. It looked like we were running out of luck and it even got worse when Patrick was sidelines after a reckless tackle of a Long Tang player. Scan in the hospital one day later showed that two middle bones were broken and had to be fixed by plates. Very sad for Patrick as his season is over after all the hard work he did for the Lions on the midfield this season !
As we knew we had to win this game to stay clear on the top of the league we had a serious and hard half time talk. The bottom line is that all the players had to step up their game and work and fight harder. With Benji as assistant coach on the side line we did just that and everybody was fighting to get the goal ! It came from a cross of Azzeddine which found Danni and he was relieved to see his effort flying in the goal. Now it was up to our defense to keep the Long Tangs from scoring. They did a fantastic job although in the final minutes Kevin the ref gave a dubious free kick to Long Tang and they hit the cross bar. For once we were lucky on the day ! It was a hard fought 1-0 victory which keeps us on track with only two games to go.
We wish Patrick a speedy recovery and our next game is Saturday 1100 kick off versus Long Tang again ! Please all come out and support us in the final games of the season !