This weekend was one to remember as despite the Lions not having a game on Saturday the rainfall and downpour was very heavy as it rained since Thursday and didn’t stop until Sunday Morning ! However the luck was on the SPL side as their games were all played on Sunday as the pitches at SCSC were in very good condition after the rains !
We were up against former Super 48 who changed their name to Moksal Magic. As usual Japanese teams are fit and never give up fighting during the game. We started well and scored within three minutes with a fine goal of Matthieu after a good cross ! We extended our lead by a goal from our new local player Xu Lin who scored on his debut. After that we lost focus and Moksal started to be more hungry for a result and won most of the battles. They came very close to scoring but Dim in fine form on the day prevented a few good scoring opportunities. It was 2-0 at half time and in the second half we knew that we had to improve our game.
We looked better and more motivated after the break and soon Felix scored the 3-0 for us on a quick counter attack. The next goal was a good effort from Rosie as he simply put the ball well place behind the keeper and made his first Lions goal ! Felix scored another one on the attack to make it 5-0. However the never give up mentality of Moksal paid off as they got a goal back and even a few minutes later they got a penalty and could have made it 5-2 but Dim our man of the match was on fire and stopped the penalty. In the last few minutes of the game we scored another two goals, first it was our President who got on the sheet after a Rosie assist and minutes later Felix completed his Hat-trick to make the final score 7-1.
Good result on the day and next up in the SPL will be Japan who got beaten 5-0 by ERS today ! In the SIFL we play the Krauts and in the SPL Veteran league we will play Super 48 / So all teams will be in action next weekend and that means that we want to see everbody showing up for the training on Tuesday to prepare for the games !