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Padernesne (Por)


Not that we wish to gloat you understand but hands up who remembers our prediction before Group A Match 2 as to who the finalists would be? Well, let us remind you and bask in our tipster glory. It was Padernesne and Womblettes and that's exactly who stepped onto pitch A for the Albufeira Fives Cup Final. It was time for battle to see who would be the first ever winners of the Albufeira Fives title.

Last time around Padernesne ran out 1-0 winners in a game that could have gone either way. Second time round we expected much of the same. The first half saw both defences on top and we reached half-time with the scores still tied at 0-0. Midway through the second half and the stalemate persisted with each team cancelling the other out and little in the way of clear cut chances.

With three minutes to go though all the talk was of extra time, golden goal and even penalties. Padernesne had other ideas though as the game turned on its head. Padernesne took the lead through Lucia as she took her personal goal tally to 7 for the competition. A vital goal and her most important yet.

Maybe it was the exertions of a close semi-final with extra time that took it's toll on Womblettes or maybe it was the deflation of going a goal behind that had an effect on the Womblettes players. Whatever the reason though the floodgates opened. Daniella added a second to kill the game closely followed by Bela who made it 3-0. Isobel then got in on the act to make it 4-0, a really cruel scoreline for Womblettes who for most of this game had matched their opposition.

Whilst Padernensne deserved their victory, the 4-0 scoreline flattered them. A 1-0 victory would have been a fair reflection of the game, 2-0 at a stretch. Regardless of this, Padernesne stepped forward to collect their trophy as worthy winners of the inaugural Albufeira Fives.

Congratulations to both teams for getting this far and also Thea Carroll of Womblettes for finishing top of the goal-scoring charts. Thank you to all teams who entered the Albufeira Fives and made the tournament such a fantastic and enjoyable event.

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