Lions beat Shanghai 2000 in a solid performance !
It was Shanghai 2000 who ended the incredible 35 unbeaten run in the SPL for the Lions last September. After that we had a period of mixed results but it looks like that the start of a new year brought the confidence back and the Lions started to show good football again.
Obvious the Lions were motivated for this game and started strong with a solid defense and a controlling midfield. Both teams got a few opportunities but it stayed 0-0 at half time. It was Dave who opened the score for the Lions in the second half after a good free kick of Azzeddine. After that it was an open game with both side going for a win. Lions were pushed back on a few occasions and started to play on the counter attack. It was one of those counters that resulted in a free kick after a Shanghai 2000 defender back passed the ball to the goalie who picked it up. Azzeddine had no problem to convert it and gave the Lions a well-deserved 2-0 lead. Positive on the day was also the performance of the youngsters who received compliments from both sides after the game. It looks like we start to find the right balance in the team with talented youngster combined with the experience of the older players.
We are looking forward to the next game versus the Galacticos 1200 kick off at Century Park !