Shanghai Lions Football Club

Legends win their first game of the new SPL veterans season !



It was cold and windy but luckily the rain of the night before had stopped ! The legends had several key players missing mostly due to injury ! One minute before kick off against Japan we had barely 11 players but luckily Dan our goalie arrived in the last minute. For Japan it was their first game as a veteran team and they had a strong side out as there was no SPL game for them. They started strong  and set the pace for the game at a high level. With our regular striker Fred missing it was not easy to keep the ball upfront in the first half it stayed at 0-0 with not many opportunities for both teams. An unlucky handball from Sylvain gave a penalty to Japan and they send Dan into the wrong corner to make it 1-0. After some strong talks at half time the Lions pushed forward and started to pressure the Japanese defense. It was from a corner that Gwenn scored the equalizer. Now it was game on and Jamie made his comeback in the squad and he almost scored. Our reward for our hard work and fighting spirit came from a fast counter crossed in by Bob and finished out of all people by Simon who usually never scores !


Great win and a great performance by Olivia our 17 year old left back who made some amazing runs !


Cheers Freek

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