Before the game on Sunday it didn’t look good for the Lions as they were up against a large Japanese squad while the Lions only had 11 players plus the president. An injured Charles and a new born baby girl for Nicolas kept them out of the line up. However once the game started we showed spirit and started to play good combination football. We had several opportunities but couldn’t finish it off but finally with 15 minutes to go before half time it was Gwenn who broke the dead lock ! We knew that we needed to get at least another goal to be sure that we were not caught on a fast Japanese counter. In the second half we put our president upfront in the hope that the Japanese players will not mark him out of respect for the elderly people ! It was working as a good run by Dave on the left and good back pass made the way free for the President to blast the ball in the net. Suddenly we sensed that we could score many more goals and went on a rampage. The whole team woke up and had an excellent game attacking through the wings and taking advantage with corners of our length. It was important that we got Yngven on the score sheet before he leaves back to Norway and finally he scored ! Not only one but also a second after a corner from the President ! All was documented by great pictures of Therese his wife to be ! Dave scored two and Arnault one (should have been a few more) and to complete the revival the President scored a second with a direct corner flying in !
With the Marlins and the Cowboys draw at 3-3 we moved up to the second spot in the SPL Standing with 7 games played and 18 points two games in hand versus the leaders Centruy Park who played 9 games and got 20 points we have the same goal difference at +29 ! Next week we play the Marlins and a positive result will put us in a good position just before the CNY !
Cheers Happy Freek