Lions U18 clinch the SPL Championship title

SPL ChampionshipCongratulations to our U18 for winning the SPL Championship for 2 consecutive years in a row. We have been the most consistent team in the league.

  • Always committed to train & always willing to play.
  • Several academies cancelled some games in the very last moment… we didn’t cancel any single one !
  • The key is that we are not an academy but a club of passionate players, parents and coaches and we create a platform of opportunities for players to improve themselves week after week.
  • We got several U18 players having trained and played league matcthes with the senior team and Noel one of our most committed players being goalie for U15 / U18 and the Seniors !
  • The best example was todays match against Wiss Stoke City where we actually had five U15 players playing in the U18 team today ! This is what makes the difference and will help each player to improve himself and step up to go to the next level.

 

[ SPL U18 ] Shanghai Lions FC 4 – 1 WISS Stoke City FC Academy

We wanted a win against Stoke to secure the SPL Championship. It started well as within 2 mn Yuxuan scored his 1st league goal for U18 after a corner the ball was not cleared well by Stoke and he was alert to tip it in ! The 2nd goal came after Stoke didn’t react following a cross bar free-kick from Philipp… Jason gave a great assist to Matty to make it 2-0. Matty was brought down in the penalty box & our captain Julia stepped up and didn’t hesitate to put the ball in the right top corner !

It was 3-0 at half time and in the second half we wanted to go for the clean sheet and give chances to our younger players to come in ! Matty made it 4-0 but Stoke was better in the second half and created several chances but Noel was alert and saved us a couple of times. Stoke did get a penalty but saw it saved by Noel in the left corner however the referee saw a player in the box and asked for a re take and Noel almost got it in the right corner but the ball went in via the post.

 

After the game we took a great team picture with players, parents & also talked about our end of the season party in 2 weeks time.

 

Cheers
Freek

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