Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions on a record run beating Japan 6-1!


Very good team performance in a game where Japan always looked dangerous. They were waiting for our mistake to score on the break. However we were well prepared with a solid deep defense and a controlling midfield and a dangerous attack as well not to forget we had a goalie in form, Dim Dim ! Lucas our youngest lion by far performed well against the Japanese as he was selected in the starting 11! First half we were leading 2-0 with goals by Dani and Charles (gift……ok right place right time!).

For the second half we knew we needed to score the third as Japan having beaten DIB the week before and tied with the Shooters were never going to give up. What was good about our game is that we were patience and waited for our chances to get the third goal / three times we hit the cross bar ! Dani asked to be the “terminator” for this game did his job forced the 3-0 and quickly scored his hat-trick ! Benji and Charles were happy to score one more and we gave one goal to Japan which is fair for the effort they made during the game! Lions that’s 5 games 5 wins and 28 goals scored!

What a difference with last season ! I can feel the team spirit grow and everybody realizes that working hard at training and getting a good result on Saturday lift the spirit ! Lets have fun in Hangzhou and our next target will be the Vikings perfect opponent for us!

Cheers Happy Coach Freek

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