Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions scores like machine gun


[ SIFL ] Beavers 0-8 Shanghai Lions (02 Feb 2013)

On Saturday we faced the beavers who are in the bottom of the SIFL. Honestly it’s always difficult to play a bottom team as it’s a different type of motivation however this time we knew what was at stake and the was no room for a slip up.  On top we were motivated because Charles had to cancel a game for the first time in his life as he blocked his back during the night. Wild speculations were floating around before the game as to how Charles ended up into this situation.

First half it was 3-0 and we knew that it was not enough and had to work on our goal difference and the second half we played better scored another 5-0 / could have been more if we were more precise in the finishing !

Good to see Dani back on the score sheet with two goals / Jack hitting the cross bar / Jerome claiming an own goal as his first goal of the season / Azz telling us that he played 30 pct of his capacity scoring two goals / benji scoring his 8 or 9th of the season / Dimitri being voted man of the match as the beavers had not one single shot on goal in 90 minutes !

Ok guys that’s 11 wins in a row we scored 63 goals and conceded 13 that’s +50, DIB is at +25 and Shooters at +18, 7 games to go and the next game is a big one versus the Azzurri. We need to stay focused and fit during the CNY break !

[ Youth ] Shanghai Lions 8-1 LFS U18 FC (03 Feb 2013)

On Sunday it was our Lions U18 team versus the French school U18. It was good to see that the Lions played good football after all their training sessions. Everybody sticked to their role and they played 3 x 30 minutes games. Lions were winning the one on one’s and were more aggressive. Matthew our youngest Lion’s (13) opened the score and are two strikers Jack and Alex were very dangerous both scoring a hat-trick ! Good defense and a solid 49 year young goal keeper resulted in a good 8-1 win for the Lions !

[ SPL ] ERS FC 0-3 Shanghai Lions (03 Feb 2013)

After the youth it was the SPL Lions turn to show that the we are better than the French Fries ! Everybody was motivated and sharp and focused !

We played very well good position play and dangerous on the counter helped by the wind. Our defense now that Gwen and Jack are playing on Saturdays was solid like a rock. Garret on fire opened the score and Ahmet netted a great second goal. Garret scored his 4th of the season to make it 3-0.

Second half our target was to keep the zero and that’s just what we did. Nico had an unlucky afternoon first getting a boot in his face and to the end of the game getting his shoulder/arm bruised by a french player. We had to put ZZ top Jeff as striker together with Michael despite the whole teams protest they created a very good chance but Jeff hit the ball against the goalie instead of the net / he claimed it was a super save of the goalie…

The beer tasted good after the game and with the result we are top of the SPL as the cowboys didn’t play our goal difference looks good now with three clean sheets in a row / we scored in 13 games 61 goals and conceded 16 + 45 now.


Amazing weekend for the Lions all teams did well !


Coach Freek

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