Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions 5 points clear in SIFL after a 2-1 Reunited win !



We had a big game last Saturday as were up against our closest competitor of this season. Re-united are known for the fast strikers and therefore we had to adjust the our strategy in order not the be caught out on speed with our defense. With big John helping out on the coaching side the Lions started well controlling the midfield and keeping the ball in possession for long spells. In the 15th minutes the Lions managed to put their striker Romain one on one at the keeper. The Reunited keeper had no choice but to foul him and Azzeddine converted the penalty to give the Lions the lead. After the goal the less still dominated the game and Reunited only had one shot wide until the 35th minutes when a free kick sailed in the goal helped by the strong wind, 1-1 ! Actually this “lucky” goal motivated the Lions and they stepped up their game to another level. As we have seen a few times this season good combination football can lead to great goals and this time no exception. Good combinations followed by a great cross from Romain ended on the head of Matthieu and he scored what later proved to be the winner !

With the win in our back the Lions held out strong in the second half to defend their lead. Reunited didn’t come close but had a few shots from outside the box. However with 5 minutes to go disaster struck as a the referee spotted a handball from Fabie after a Reunited corner. God bless we had DIM our goalie who is having one of his best seasons ever as he stopped the penalty after he chose the right corner. After the game it was all happiness as we are now 5 points clear and still unbeaten with 10 games played and 26 points !


Up next will be Long Tang who we have not played yet / Lets all come to training to keep working hard to improve our game week by week !


Don’t forget to vote for the Lions   for the “best sports team of Shanghai” award !


Cheers Happy Freek

One Comment

  1. Evgeny (BIG JOHN) Koltsov says:

    Freek, i even run 5 or 6 meters after DimDim saved a penalty as i was super excited 🙂

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