Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions beat the Cowboys 5-1 to stay on top of the SPL !



This weekend we all became pollution experts ! Unfortunately our Saturday game vs the Azzuri was cancelled ! Sunday looked ok but when Michael woke up he saw smoke everywhere and raised alarm. I am not going to play in this shit……so the only way to convince him to play was to make him Captain. We had one of our top games of the season to play against the Cowboys a very strong Chinese local side who were runners up last season !

We had a strong line up with total 16 motivated players. We took an early lead by a free kick of Azz who left the stand-in goalie with no chance. However the Cowboys played fast and managed to equalize soon after it. While a Cowboy player got an eye injury Adam scored the 2-1. Cowboys still didn’t give up and we were lucky to see them hit the post. Just before half time Hakim scored an important goal !



The second half the Cowboys tried to give a final push to get back in the game but our defense was rock solid on the day and slowly they were giving up. It allowed us to score two more goals (Adam / Hakim) and missed opportunities by others. Great result and a very good fighting spirit of all 16 players !

We are now 4 points ahead of the Cowboys and will face Gremio on Sunday and could take a 4 points lead vs them as well !

This week we have a very busy Lions schedule !

On Wednesday we expect all Lions to come to training as we want to end 2013 on the unbeaten run both on Saturday and Sunday !


On Thursday we are pleased to be invited by the British Consulate to play a friendly fun game against the Marines visiting China on a special occasion. We expect all our British players including Jonny O. S to show up for this game / kick off 1400 and after the game we have drinks organized / Ps contact Azz if you wish to play !

On Friday we have our famous Lions Christmas Party with good food and loads of entertainment !

On Saturday we play the Krauts in the SIFL and On Sunday we play Gremio in the SPL !

It’s good to be a Lion !

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Cheers Freek

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