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« on: May 29, 2013, 08:59:43 PM »

Lions grab 3rd spot after last gasp winner
Lions 4 Big Moto 3
The lions ended up finishing 3rd in the Sihanoukville Cup after a last minute winner from Terry.
The final game for the lions in this competition at Independence Stadium was a game of 2 half’s.
The first half was controlled with ease by the Lions ,going in at the break 1goal up thanks to a strike from Vadim.Doyle had a great chance when clean thru but he rushed his shot when he had  more time and the ball went well wide. Doyle also came very close to a 2nd when an audacious shot from out wide on the left hit the top of the bar and bounced out of play. The Khmer opposition did not make a solitary strike on target.
The 2nd half was to be so much different, with the Khmer opponents battering the Lions defense until it nearly fell down. The Khmers first  goal came early into the 2nd half the ball was played across the lions goal from their left, the Khmer left forward was totally unmarked at the back post and squeezed the ball under the Lions keeper, to make the scores all level at one all. Not long after a free kick was earned just outside the lions penalty area, the Khmer midfielder stepped up struck his shot ,it hit a Khmer player who had attached himself to the end of the  lions wall wrong footing the lions keeper and putting the Big moto team into the lead. On a rare foray in to the Khmer half the lions struck back quickly, Lionel played the ball thru to Matt Doyle who struck the ball unconvincingly but the Khmer keeper fumbled into the net. In this end to end 2nd half the Khmers retook the lead when a long ball was played thru the middle a lions defender headed back towards his own goal into the path of the Khmer attacker who lobbed the ball over the advancing Lions keeper to make it 3 goals to 2.The lions were desperate and they decided to change things going 3 at the back and putting Jason up front. Jason immediately got involved creating confusion in the Khmer defense. As the ball was played thru from the lions midfield Jason ran on and finished with ease to once again level up the scores. The Lions had the bit between their teeth and were looking for the winner as the clock ticked down. But the Khmer team also wanted that 3rd place and they created a couple of chances one was well saved but the rebound fell to a Khmer attacker who finished easily but the linesman on the far side had raised his flag for offside. The Khmer forced another good save from the lions keeper but this time he hung on to the ball. With only seconds left Matt Booth played the ball down the right side to Lionel who passed it on the Terry who finished in style to send the lions into raptures and snatch the 3rd place. Great 2nd half performance by both sides, and played in a great spirit which meant the ref did not need to get his cards out.
The lions team was
GK) mark (Thidas inn)   7
RB) Matt (Ocean Walk)  7
CB) Jason (Tranquility)  9 MOM
CB) Dave (browns) 8
LB) Ravi (Cambodia) 7
RM) Terry (big Easy) 7
CM) Stu(monkey) 7
CM) Vadim (Russia)  9
LM) Nick (New Sea View) 7
ATT)Mattus (Beach Road) 7
AT) Matt Doyle (England) 7
Subs Lionel (Geckozy) 7
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 10:00:20 PM »

Nice result and write up Mark :up:
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