Shanghai Lions Football Club

Cowboys edged the Lions 1-0 !



Where the weather was great on Saturday on Sunday it was heavy polluted with no wind and not much oxygen in the air. We had many new faces in the squad but we were motivated to get a result. The Cowboys played their usual tactics by sitting deep and on rare occasions counter very quick. So we had possession but were unlucky to lose Jeremy after 10 minutes with a hamstring injury. As this was not enough for us we also lost Patrick in the first half with an ankle injury. Charles almost scored with a header as per his version 1 cm wide from the goal and Dave hit the cross bar. A good save of Radouane kept us at 0-0 at half time. In the second half we couldn’t play with the same pace as in the first half and the Cowboys got what they had been waiting for the whole game a penalty on a fast counter. Zhuang had no problem to convert. In the last 15 minutes the Lions showed good fighting spirit and pushed forward. Dave got two great opportunities to score after crossed from the side put him free for goal. Radouane our goalie came forward and almost scored with a header but the cowboy’s keeper tipped the ball out of the top corner.

We deserved something out of the game but didn’t get it but we were pleased with the performance of the new players who did really well for their first game with the Lions !


Next Sunday there is no SPL game but the Legends will play the all important game versus England !


Cheers Freek

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