CSF Porto had Ruud Boys had both failed to find the net in a group that had seen two 0-0's in 5 games. Banker 0-0 then? Not a bit of it both teams broke their goal duck to find the back of the net but it was CSF Porto who did it in more style scoring 5 of the 6 goals on offer.

It was Graeme McGregor who took the headlines scoring a hat-trick with Matt Pound and Oz Zamora also scoring. Final score, 5-1 to CSF Porto.

Shooting Shamrocks were looking to maintain their 100% record as they went into their third game. They would meet an obstinate Olhanense team who had so far fought two 0-0 draws so it would not be easy. Predictably the teams went into the break level but we had seen goals Bill Hernon for the Irish and Mario Sousa for the Portuguese. There was to be another goal in the game and that goal would prove decisive. It was Bernard O'Donnell who scored it to keep his team top with Olhanense sitting in 4th with work to do.

Following the joys of a 5-1 win, CSF Porto went into their game full of confidence against the Northern Monkeys. The Northern Monkeys were in second and yet to concede. Al Jamieson scored his third of the tournament to give the Northern Monkeys a first-half lead. A further strike in the second half and his 4th of the tournament with a third consecutive clean sheet for the Northern Monkeys defence meant a final score of 2-0.

The result kept the Northern Monkeys in 2nd place and kept CSF Porto on 4 points in third place. They were guaranteed a place in the Plate with Olhanense potentially able to pip them into third.

Olhanense of Portugal would play their final group game against the Ruud Boys. The Ruud Boys could still sneak into the plate with a win. Olhanense had to avoid defeat to finish 4th whereas a win would take them 3rd. This match was delicately poised throughout and with chances right up until the end all three results were distinctly possible. As it was, neither team could find the breakthrough and the game finished 0-0. For Olhanense this was amazingly their 3rd 0-0 out of 4 games not the team to watch for a goalscoring extravaganza.

The final game of Group A was meaningless from the perspective of qualification as both teams had guaranteed their position in the Cup competition. What was at stake was the glory of Group A title winners and a theoretically easier draw in the Cup.

Northern Monkeys had already had one Group win under their belts (2007 Krakow Trophy) and with a competitive captain in Al Jamieson they would certainly not see this game as meaningless. They would have to beat the Shooting Shamrocks of Ireland though who had so far won all of their games.

A goal in each half from Jamieson and Dave Dyson saw the Northern Monkeys end the Shamrocks winning streak and see them claim the Group A title. They had done so without conceding a goal so would be a team to watch in the Cup competition.

 
Results
The Ruud Boys (Eng)
 1

v

5
CSF Porto (Eng)
Shooting Shamrocks (Ire)
2
v
1
Olhanense (Por)
Northern Monkeys (Eng)
2
v
0
CSF Porto (Eng)
The Ruud Boys (Eng)
0
v
0
Olhanense (Por)
Shooting Shamrocks (Ire)
0
v
2
Northern Monkeys (Eng)
Table

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Northern Monkeys (Eng)
4
3
1
0
6
0
10
Shooting Shamrocks (Ire)
4
3
0
1
6
3
9
CSF Porto (Eng)
4
1
1
2
5
4
4
Olhanense (Por)
4
0
3
1
1
2
3
The Ruud Boys (Eng)
4
0
1
3
1
10
1
 
Into;
 

Group Phase:

 
Wooden Spoon Knock-out
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
   
 
 
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