Busy weekend of football
What busy weekend of football the Lions had! For the 1st time, we had 3 categories of age playing over the weekend. Our senior teams playing as usual in both SIFL & SPL. The youth team having a friendly opposition on Sunday. Icing on the cake, an experimental game vs. the Scottish for our elder players. Let’s hope this will eventually build-up the momentum in order to create a Veteran football league in Shanghai.
[Veteran Friendly] French Legionnaires 3-4 Scottish Football Team (15 Sep 2012)
It started with the French legendary team versus the Scottish. A tight game where the Scottish showed a bit more character to seal the victory.
Right after that, it was the opening game for our senior team vs. the Germans. Last season we had a black out and lost against them but this time we were well prepared. A good start is essential if you want to win the league and we knew that a 1-0 victory was not enough. At half time, we were leading 3-0 but we all decided that we wanted more and demolish the German further. Within 5 minutes into the second half we scored another 3 goals. Benji was gifted his hat-trick by Allan who later admitted to have received an undeclared amount of RMB’s from our top scorer ! Final score 8-0 and with the win and both the Shooters and Azzuri dropping points we are leaders in the SIFL !
On Sunday there was another hungry Lions team in the SPL they scored 10 goals versus the Galacticos and kept a clean sheet. They are back in the race as the Hawks and Marlins tide 5-5.
At 16:00, our U18 team was supposed to make its debut vs. Japan FC. Unfortunately, the game was cancelled but we managed to get two 8 aside squads ready. The youngster beat the Lions 4-3 and this gives us hope for our future.
Great busy weekend and we are already looking forward to next one. Come on Lions!!