SIFL 2012-2013: GAME WEEK 26
May 18, 2013 was a day of several firsts for the Shanghai International Football League. Shentong Metro FC clinched their first SIFL Championship with a 1-3 victory over Shanghai 3United. It’s the 2nd consecutive year a Shanghai team has won the First Division Championship in their maiden season. The final of the day was the SIFL Plate Cup between Shining HFC and Long Tang AFC. It turned into a real thriller, as the match was tied 2-2 after 94 minutes. Penalties had to bring the decider from which Shining emerged winners edging out Long Tang 6-5 to win their first SIFL silverware. Another surprise for the Big Bamboo Shanghai Shooters AFC as Shanghai Japan FC got the better of them. DIB FC beat Champions Shanghai Lions FC ending their unbeaten streak. Kangbei United FC booked first win of the season by upsetting Voodoo who further slipped up in their quest for Premier League promotion. In all 19 goals were scored from 5 fixtures.