Results

Padernesne (Por)

0

v

0

CAAF Alte A (Por)

KPMG WFC (Eng)

1

v

1

Womblettes (Eng)

Godalming Yellows (Eng)

0

v

0

Hogans Heroes (Eng)

 

So, going into the last round of games in Group A, what was to be decided?

Padernesne knew that just a draw would be good enough to see them crowned Group A champions.

Womblettes needed a draw against KPMG WFC to ensure qualification for the Cup whilst KPMG WFC had to beat the Womblettes to make the Cup but a minimum qualification of the Plate was assured for both.

Hogans Heroes and Godalming Yellows were both looking for their first goal and first points of the tournament in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon. A draw would suffice for Hogans Heroes to avoid finishing bottom.

Let's start at the top with how it all unfolded. Padernesne secured the point they needed to top the group but lost their 100% record as they were held to a goal-less draw in the first all-Portuguese encounter of the day. A very good point and result for CAAF Alte A to hold their compatriots. Padernesne were looking like strong contenders for the Albufeira Fives title and had yet to concede a goal.

At the other end of the table Hogans Heroes and Godalming Yellows both got off the mark with their first points of the tournament but still failed to find the net with the second goal-less draw of the round. Both teams will be relieved to avoid defeat and avoid the ignominy of 0 points in their group.

The game with most riding on it though was undoubtedly Womblettes against KPMG WFC. KPMG WFC knew they had to win and Womblettes just had to avoid defeat. All the pre-match banter supported the notion that the Womblettes would secure the point they needed to go through to the Cup. The game did not follow the pre-match script though with Emma Jesse giving KPMG WFC a crucial first half lead and, at that stage, second place in the group. KPMG WFC held onto the lead until half-time.

Womblettes began the second half with just 8 minutes to secure their fate. In the force of brave resistance they did manage to find the equalizer through Karen O'Neill notching her second and most important goal of the tournament.

With no further additions to the scorer, the referee blew the final whistle to draw a close on proceedings in Group A. Womblettes had secured the draw and the point they needed that would confirm them in second place in Group A and more importantly a place in the prestigious Cup competition.

Despite some fantastic performances along the way, KPMG WFC would have to settle for their place in the Plate competition.

 
Table
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts
Padernesne (Por)
5
4
1
0
9
0
13
Womblettes (Eng)
5
3
1
1
11
4
10
KPMG WFC (Eng)
5
3
1
1
9
3
10
CAAF Alte A (Por)
5
2
1
2
8
6
7
Hogans Heroes (Eng)
5
0
1
4
0
10
1
Godalming Yellows (Eng)
5
0
1
4
0
14
1
 
Click on links below to proceed to
 

 
 
 
 

 

   
 
 
 
©Copyright 2006 | eurofootballfives.com
site disclaimer | contact us