IFFC match reports and stats
Below are the match reports for Summer Palace games in the 2009-10 season, which were prepared by the IFFC (special thanks to Rob Gonella).
SUMMER PALACE vs. FRENCH LE B 1:3 (0:2)
Through a better first half the French LE B team defeated Summer Palace 1:3 in the first Game of the season. Alain Tape (8.) and Fred Guilloux (30.) struck each one goal for the 0:2 halftime lead for the French team. In the second half it was fifteen minutes from time Fred Guilloux with a second goal (75.) for the 0:3 lead. Five minutes later and ten minutes from time it was Kieran Sear who struck for Summer Palace a consolidation goal and the score after ninety minutes was 1:3 for the French LE B over the Summer Palace.
KOZO JAPAN vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:1 (0:1)
In their first game, Kozo Japan was only able to take home one point from their match against a good playing Summer Palace side who even won the first half 0:1 scored by IFFC’s old school Rowan Simons (18.) after less then twenty minutes into the game. Kozo’s Tomohiro Tamanoi replied in the second half after just ten minutes played (55.) with the 1:1 equalizer. Each side failed to make use of various chances on both sides, so the match remained one all as the final score after ninety minutes.
SUMMER PALACE vs. BARBARIANS B 1:0 (0:0)
The Summer Palace had the upper hand with a single goal within the ninety minutes over the Barbarians in a close match. After a goalless first half it was Summer Palace’s old school Robert Pollard who struck the deciding 1:0 (70.) twenty minutes from time. Summer Palace gained their first victory after a tie and one loss and moved up to 6th position while the Barbarians gained their second loss and fell to 9th rank in the IFFC First Division.
RED CARDS vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:2 (1:0)
In a close and tight match the Summer Palace won 1:2 over the Japanese Red Cards. In the first half the Red Cards had the upper hand as their striker Hiroshi Kawano (23.) scored the 1:0 halftime lead. In the second half the Summer Palace was able to turn around the match. Inigo Beltran (52.) and five minutes later Adam Ferry (57.) where the scorers. It was a bad weekend for the Red Cards who also lost in a tight match the make up match of Game 1 against Kozo Japan the day before.
BEIJING CELTICS 02 vs. SUMMER PALACE 2:1 (2:0)
The Celtics won in a close match 2:1 over the Summer Palace due to two goals scored in the first half by Sebastian Roesinger (9. & 36.). In the second half Summer Palace’s Kieran Sear was able to pull one back (57.), but that was not enough to level or even win the match. Summer Palace stays 6th rank with 7 points while the Celtics are coming closer with six points on rank 7.
SUMMER PALACE vs. SHENZHEN D. BANK 2:3 (1:2)
The Summer Palace found in the S.D. Bank a tough opponent and at the end lost to the Chinese team through a last second Chinese goal. The S.D. Bank took the first half 1:2 through two goals of Huang Xuefeng (9. & 15.) where in between Summer Palace’s Mike Ianni scored for his side. In the second half after just seven minutes Summer Palace’s Ryan Wegner (52.) struck the 2:2 equalizer, but as earlier mentioned the S.D. Bank struck the 2:3 winner through team leader Deng Jie (90.) along with the final whistle which puts them now on goal difference on the No.1 position in the IFFC First Division.
DULWICH LIONS vs. SUMMER PALACE 3:8 (1:4)
The Summer Palace had no mercy with the Lions winning at the end with a big score of 3:8 over the Dulwich College lads. The first half was won 1:4 while the second half was won 2:4 which made it 3:8 in total. For Summer Palace it was Jim McKay who struck three goals (8., 42. & 76.), two goals were added by Ben Roberts (16. & 18.) while Amir M.-Salih (70.), Mike Ianni (78.) and Rowan Simons (85.) all added one goal each to make it eight goals. For the Lions it was Michael Preston who struck twice (53. & 84.) while Josh Glover (41.) added one goal on the scoresheet.
SUMMER PALACE vs. TIGERS 1:0 (1:0)
The Summer Palace had a tight and close match were at the end a single goal decided the winner and it was Summer Palace. The ‘golden’ goal was scored through Barrie George in the first half (19.) and the 1:0 was also the final score after ninety minutes of play. With this win the Summer Palace gets up to 5th rank while the Tigers remain on the 10th spot of the IFFC First Division.
DRAGONS vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:1 (1:1)
The Dragons and the Palace had a close and tense match where at the end a point share in form of a one all draw was the result. In the first half the Dragons had the better start and took the lead through a goal by Julian Pang (20.). Just nine minutes later it was Summer Palace’s Mike Ianni (29.) who struck the 1:1 equalizer which was also the halftime score. In the second half both teams failed to convert any of their chances into goals so the score of 1:1 remained after ninety minutes.
SUMMER PALACE vs. CHAOYANGPARK RANGERS 2:1 (0:1)
The Summer Palace managed a close 2:1 victory over the Rangers last weekend. In the first half the Rangers had the upper hand winning it with 0:1 by a goal from Andy Gee (21.). In the second half the Summer Palace struck back: Jeffrey Wu scored (61.) the 1:1 equalizer and three minutes from time it was Ben Roberts who scored the 2:1 (87.) winner which was also the final score after ninety minutes.
AZZURRI FC B vs. SUMMER PALACE 4:2 (2:1)
Azzurri FC was able to win both halves 2:1 over Summer Palace and took home a 4:2 victory. For Azzurri FC it was Lu Ju (5.) and Carlo Vicchi (26.) who scored in the first half while Zhang Wenda (70. & 75.) added two goals in the second half. For Summer Palace it was Barry George (20. & 59.) who scored in each half one goal.
FRENCH LE B vs. SUMMER PALACE 0:6
SUMMER PALACE vs. KOZO JAPAN 2:3 (1:2)
Last year in Game 2 the match ended in a fair draw, but this time table leaders Kozo Japan had by a single goal the upper hand over Summer Palace. In the first half Kozo’s Genki Mitsuhata struck twice (12. & 29.) while Stefan Hase Bergen pulled one back (16.) for the 1:2 halftime score for Kozo over Summer Palace. In the early second half, Summer Palace’s Stefan Hase Bergen struck his second goal (58.) for the 2:2 equalizer. Good chances were missed by both sides apart from current First Division’s No. 1 striker Naoki Horikoshi; he struck the 2:3 winner for Kozo (78.) twelve minutes from time which secured all three points to the Japanese leaving Summer Palace empty handed in a well played match.
BARBARIANS B vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:3 (0:1)
In the make up match between the old rivals Barbarians & Summer Palace, the Palace had the upper hand winning after ninety minutes with 1:3 over the Barbarians. In the first half it was Barrie George (42.) who struck the 0:1 halftime lead just three minutes before the break. In the second half then Matt Costello added a second Palace goal (61.) for 0:2. In the last ten minutes of the match both teams managed to score one goal: first Barbarians’ Christoph Keusch scored the 1:2 (81.), but just 60 seconds later Summer Palace’s Amir Mohamed Salih (82.) scored the 1:3 for his side and this was also the final score of the match.
SUMMER PALACE vs. RED CARDS 1:2 (1:2)
In the first encounter of Game 4 it was Summer Palace who could defeat the Red Cards 2:1, but this time the Japanese could revenge winning this Game 15 match in the same score 1:2 over Summer Palace; all goals were scored in the first half. Summer Palace took the lead in the first half through a goal of Ben Roberts (22.), but then Red Cards’ Akira Tanaka was there and scored twice (28. & 44.) to turn around the match. The 1:2 halftime score was also the final score which also meant the Red Cards successfully defended their 2nd rank in the First Division table.
SUMMER PALACE vs. BEIJING CELTICS 02 3:4 (1:1)
In this make up match between the two old rivals the Celtics had in the end the upper hand by just one goal and won all three valuable points in the championship race. In the first half it was Celtics’ Evan Smith (15.) who struck the 0:1 lead, but after twenty minutes later Summer Palace’s Matt Costello (35.) equalized the match for 1:1 which was also the halftime score. In the second half then Karl Long (51.) and Tom Cattanach (60.) scored for 1:3 for the Celtics, but just five minutes later Palace’s Matt Costello pulled one back (65.) for 2:3. Ten minutes from time Tom Cattanach struck his second goal (80.) for 2:4 which was decisive. Even in the very end along with the final whistle Summer Palace’s Matt Costello could score his third goal (90.) for 3:4, it was not enough to gain any points. As the Red Cards dropped points to Dulwich, the Celtics took now the 2nd position in the championship race.
SHENZHEN D. BANK vs. SUMMER PALACE 2:3 (1:0)
Summer Palace managed to revenge their Game 6 loss (2:3 to the S.D.Bank) in this Game 17 by winning with the same score over the S.D.Bank this time. The first half went to the Shenzhen Development Bank as their team leader Deng Jie scored the 1:0 (34.) halftime score eleven minutes from the break. In the second half after just 120 seconds the Bank struck again: this time it was Qu Di who scored the 2:0 (46.) for his side, but that was all for the bankers today. Summer Palace ‘woke up’ and start making use of their chances and turned around the match to win it: Summer Palaces ‘old school’ Rowan Simons struck twice (54. & 76.) and Phil Dunne (55.) added one goal and suddenly it was 2:3 for Summer Palace over the Shenzhen Development Bank and this score was also the final score after ninety minutes played.
SUMMER PALACE vs. DULWICH LIONS 2:2 (0:1)
The Dulwich Lions and Summer Palace had tough close match which ended in a two all draw after ninety minutes. In the first half it was Summer Palace’s Adam Ferry who struck the 0:1 (21.) halftime lead for his side. In the second half then Summer Palace’s Kieran Sear (47.) scored the 0:2 and so far nothing came from the Lions. But they woke up and fought back to level this match: Within just two minutes the score was level 2:2: Lewis Illingworth (65.) and Joel Glover (67.) struck for the Lions these important goals as the score 2:2 was also the final score after ninety minutes.
TIGERS vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:2 (1:1)
The Tigers were not available on this Game 19 weekend, so this match was played as a make up on May 2nd in the Lido Park. In the first half the WAB’s Tigers took an early lead through a goal from Fabian Eberlein (5.) in the first five minutes of the match. Two minutes before the break it was Jim McKay who struck the 1:1 equalizer (43.) which was also the halftime score. In the second half Summer Palace managed to keep the Tigers from scoring and thanks to a goal from their Yasir A.Jawad (66.), Summer Palace was able to win the match 1:2 over the WAB’s Tigers.
SUMMER PALACE vs. DRAGONS 2:3 (0:1)
It was once again a very close and hard fought match (in Game 9 the match ended in a one all tie), but this time the Dragons were able to keep the upper hand by one goal and win in 2:3 over the Summer Palace. In the first half Dragons’ Aaron Pu scored (3.) the 0:1 Dragons halftime lead over Summer Palace. In the second half Dragon’s Will Siu added two more goals (60. & 70.) to make it three Dragons’ goals while Summer Palace was able to score twice through Kenny Gasser (63.) and Gordon Kutil (75.) which was not enough to win any points for the Palace side.
CHAOYANGPARK RANGERS vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:7 (1:5)
Summer Palace ran all over the Chaoyangpark Rangers ending up with a 7:1 victory over the last ranked Rangers. Man of the day was Ben Roberts who managed to score three goals (19., 28. & 40.) in the first half. Rowan Simons (22.) and Amir Mohamed Salih (36.) added one goal each in the same first half. On the other side, Rangers’ Dave Green scored a consolidation goal (35.) after more then thirty minutes of play. In the second half Summer Palace’s Yasir A.Jawad (50.) scored after just five minutes of play and his team mate Andy Mo (85.) struck once just five minutes before the final whistle for the 1:7 Palace victory over the Chaoyangpark Rangers.
SUMMER PALACE vs. AZZURRI FC B 2:1 (1:0)
Summer Palace could avenge it’s Game 11 round 2:4 loss, by beating this time Azzurri FC B 2:1 after ninety minutes. In the first half it was Summer Palace’s Barrie George (30.) who scored the 1:0 halftime lead. In the second half his team mate Amir M. Salih (70.) could score the 2:0 for Summer Palace. Five minutes from time Azzurri FC pulled one goal back through Zhang Wenda (85.) which was not enough to threaten Summer Palace’s 2:1 victory over the Azzurri FC B lads.
IFFC CUP First Round
KOZO JAPAN vs. SUMMER PALACE 4:2 (3:1)
Kozo Japan beat the Summer Palace in the first Cup round especially due to a good Japanese first half. Team leader Tatsuo Yamamoto struck twice (13. & 40.) while Tomohiro Tamanoi (28.) added one for a 3:1 halftime lead; for Summer Palace it was Jim McKay who scored (30.) in the first half. In the second half both sides were able to score: for Kozo Japan it was Tatsuhiro Takigushi (61.) while for the Palace it was Amir Mohamed Salih (77.) for the final score of 4:2 for Kozo Japan.