Legends win their 1st pre-season vs. Lao Zong FC
Last Sunday, our legends had their first pre-season match vs. Lao Zong FC (“Old Boss FC” aka “老总足球俱乐部”). The venue was a bit far but the excellent field and a great dressing room made the travel time worth it.
Our opponent, the Lao Zong FC is a solid Chinese team with a lot of experienced players. On our side, we had a nice mix of players with a couple of players coming back from injury, some new players, and the rest of the old guard.
We started well playing good combination football and creating plenty of opportunities. As often with Chinese teams, they were sitting deep with only one or two people up front waiting for the counter. Masa-san our left-back had no opponent and it made him a bit nervous… While we were outrageously dominating, Lao Zong FC scored first on a long-ball counter indeed… However, after several missed headers from various players, Pat equalized with a header. Soon, we scored our 2nd goal with a solid volley from Nicolas at the edge of the box. Time for a break/reset.
In the next 30 minutes, the speed of the game dropped and some gaps appeared in our midfield. Samad finally scored after several opportunities being saved by their goalie. Lao Zong FC managed a goal back indeed again on a counter. But Tiger showed his speed from the right-wing to finish it for the 4-2.
In the last 30 minutes, we tried hard to get another goal. Masa-san in his beloved forward role scored as well. While we thought the game was over, our opponent pushed everyone forward scoring twice in a row to make a 5-4 final score for the Legends.
It was a good workout for all the players and a first step to getting our fitness back after the Summer break.