Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions Legends win first “old boys” tournament !

The Lions Legends were invited for the first Old Boys Tournament organized by a Chinese Company on a new pitch. In total there were 8 teams and we played on a 7 aside pitch. Usually the Lions Legends start slow in tournaments either losing the first game and after that start to win everything. However this time they were ready from the start and sealed their first win by a low strike of local old boy Rommie. As it was a knock out concept the second game was imported we took a 1-0 lead by beauty goal of Sylvain who later got voted MVP of the tournament (he won one year free steaks at Morton’s) however they opponent got a goal back 1-1. It had to be decided by penalties and here we had another Legend doing his job / its was Thierry our goalie who stopped three penalties !! The final was hard and physical as both teams wanted to win / first half it was 0-0 but in the second half a volley of Fred F was half stopped by the goalie and Fred G was there to score the 1-0. Sylvain scored another amazing goal with a back heel after a free kick ! They got a goal back but to make the party complete Fred G scored the 3-1 to give us another title ! Well done Lions Legends ! It looks like the spirit of the Lions is still more than alive and kicking !


Cheers Freek


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