Lions start the new SIFL season with a win !
The weather was incredible with a rare clear blue sky and 25 degrees ! We played on the New Bund facility which is still a challenge form some to find it but in the end we managed it with 12 players. Several regulars were missing but it gave playing time to our younger Lions. The first half we adjusted to the slow speed of H Stone a Chinese team who made their debut in the premier league. They had no intention to play open and attacking football instead they defended with the whole team. The Lions did get three good opportunities but there was no sharpness in front of goal. In the second half we picked up the pace and we started to control the game. The youngsters put more aggression in their game and Chris Bonner (16) opened the score with a header. Soon after we should have gotten a penalty as Chris was fouled in the box but the referee who later apologized for not given the penalty, decided to play on ! Felix another young Lion took the second goal after a good cross in from Chris and to finish it of Azzeddine blasted the 3-0 in the net. Overall it was a good second half where our goalie Radouane and our defense stayed focus to be sure to keep a cleansheet. Our next game will be the big one versus the Shooters on October 17th.
Lets all come to training to work on our fitness and team play !