Lions clinch their 9th SPL Championship Title !
We did it again ! This time was special for many reasons !
We were up against the Marlins who for the occasion decided to play an defensive strategy and made sure always 9 players were behind the ball. All though we had most of the possession during the first half it was hard for us to find the break through. Yes we had shot but most were off target or not with enough power. Anyway our patience like we have showed during the whole season paid off as 10 minutes before half time a perfect cross from Joel thru the middle touched the hairs of the Marlin defender but put Azz in a one on one with the Marlins goalie. It was a beautiful goal and one to remember ! In the second half the Marlins started to play better and we got a few tired legs but all our substitutions came out very strong and in the end that gave us the edge over the Marlins. Joel had the chance to finish the game after a great pass from Azz with 5 minutes to go but the moment he shot he knew it would go just wide !
The final whistle and an important one as we were the SPL Champions season 2013-14 ! With still two more games to go the job was done ! We have had an incredible run and it’s a good time to talk about it now / we didn’t lose a game in the SPL since December 2012 ! That’s an incredible record as each week we managed to put a strong and motivated team out on the field and all the time we kept our fighting spirit alive and we worked for each other as a team. This season so far we won 19 games and drew only one by all means that is an absolute SPL record and still unfinished !
I like to thank every single Lions player who has contributed to our success and hope we can continue this achievement for many years to come. Lets win our final two games as well and keep training to improve ourselves !! It was the Lions 9th SPL title in the 11 years of SPL History ! A Big thank you to all the Marlin players and their coach Steve who showed great spirit and never gave up a fight and give us the guard of honor after the game ! Respect for them !
Cheers Happy Freek
PS lets all focus on getting the SIFL title back to back as that will be an incredible achievement !
GO LIONS GO !!!!!!!!!!!