G15: Summer Palace vs Shenzhen Dev Bank

Palace,We had a tough game last Saturday, beating a strong Barbarians team 3-1. We played very well at the start of the game, creating several good chances and taking the lead early on. Manuel scored the first goal with a long range shot, then a second from close range after their keeper had parried a couple of shots. Our third goal came from a good cross by Jason Dorey that Matt Costello did well to convert into a goal by tackling the ball passed their keeper. However even at 3-0 down the Barbs were still dangerous and got one back just before half-time. In the 2nd half we had very few chances to add a goal and had to spend most of the time defending, with Stefan making a couple of good saves to deny their strikers. We hold on and finally won 3-1.Well done to all 17 players involved, especially Manuel (voted Man-of-the-Match for his 2 goals) and Edouard (voted Donkey for, it seems(?), no reason).This coming Saturday, 19th March, we are playing the Chinese side Shenzhen Development Bank. Kick off is scheduled for 4 PM and the venue is as usual Chaoyang Stadium. Shenzhen Bank currently ranks low in the league table but we should be cautious as we could only managed a draw (3-3) against them earlier this season.Who is available?PatrickPS: Training session as usual on Wednesday evening, 8-10PM at the Side Gongyuan pitch near the Lido

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  1. Edu, donkey for no apparent reason? It’s true it was a close call, but the guy voted for himself, which if not reason enough, gave him a one vote lead and on his own admission, ‘asking to be subbed off from right back after ten minutes for being hungover’ is pitiful. I’ve been voted the same many times in the past!

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