Shanghai Lions Football Club

SPL beats the pollution !

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

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What a strange weekend we had ! On Friday our beloved City disappeared from the radar nestled in a blanket of bad air ! The pollution index was making new record highs every 5 minutes and protection mask and air purifiers were flying of the shelves. The same time the debate started “to play or not to play” and suddenly we all became pollution experts overnight. The SIFL the Saturday league cancelled all their games but we decided to take our chance and waited with our decision until Sunday morning. Although we woke up with fog it looked less threatening and we decided to play. The sky cleared and we were happy to play ! One more weekend of game and we can leave 2013 behind us. It’s an understatement to say that time flies in Shanghai.


Pistolera Bulls – ERS 5-3 Great game with both teams playing for the win.

ERS scored first but were unlucky to lose their goalie early in the game.

Bulls equalized 1-1 but with stand in goalie Nicolas the ERS took the lead again 1-2. Stoyan showed off his skills with a superb free kick 2-2 and just before half time Stac scored 3-2 for the Bulls. Second half was very even and ERS fought very hard for the equalizer which they got thru a header.

Bilgin came to the rescue for the Bulls by giving two assist in the last 5 minutes on the counter attack to seal the win !


SFL FC – Japan 3-1 Japan playing so well last week against the Lions were struggling against the more physical play of the SFL FC. The first half ended 2-1 and its worthwhile to mention that Jon Heaney scored his second consecutive hat-trick in the SPL so the defenders are warned about this goal scoring machine !


Cowboys – Lions 1-5

Top game in the SPL with both teams showing their skills in the first half. The cowboys missed their regular goalie. The Lions took an early lead but the Cowboys responded fast to make it 1-1 thru Nie. The Lions defense stood up well against the fast moving Cowboys. The post helped the Lions not to concede another goal. The lions took the lead thru Adam and scored an important goal just before half time to make it 1-3. In the second half the cowboys struggled to get back in the game and the Lions took the three points by adding another two goals.


Super 48 – Galacticos 5-0 unfortunately the game was a fort-feit / super 48 got a good training session at SRFC.


Shanghai 2000 – Marlins 1-9 Marlins proved too strong for Shanghai 2000.

Mcgoo was in fine form for the Marlins scoring 4 goals as a midfielder !


Flamenkos – Gremio 0-2 Gremio continued their unbeaten run but the Flamenkos are playing better by the week. First half it was 0-1 and in the second half Gremio made it 0-2 but the Flamenkos came a few times very close. Gremio missed a penalty as it was saved by the Spanish goalie !


We have our last round of 2013 this coming Sunday with 4 SPL games and the weather looks good !


1200-1400 Japan – Flamenkos at SRFC

1400-1600 Gremio – Lions at SRFC

1300-1500 Shanghai 2000 – ERS at Century Park (William ERS suspended one game)

1500-1700 Galacticos – Pistolera Bulls at Century Park (Marin Bulls suspended one game)


Enjoy the last games before Christmas !


Cheers Freek / SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee !




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