2 of Group A saw some familiar friends and faces
in the form of FC Biermeisters and Pimp My Side
FC. The FCB Helles squad won arguably the greatest
ever Plate final at the 2010 Krakow Cup when they
overcame a 3-0 deficit to make it 3-3 in the final
minute and then take the trophy in Golden Goal
extra-time. They had a tough opening fixture against
Pimp My Side FC who reached the 2010 Krakow Trophy
final but lost narrowly 1-0 to Hutnik. This built
on an impressive debut in the 2009 Prague Masters
where they finished with an unbeaten group record
finishing 2nd behind the defending champions Goldsmith
Williams before bowing out at the quarter-final
stage to 3-time semi-finalists SK Zelenec. They
were expected to be strong again this year.
the game got underway it was FCB Helles who drew
first blood as German striker Florian Henning
gave his team a vital 1-0 lead at half-time. With
Pimp My Side's Cup experience behind them you
could say a shock was on the cards although that
would be to overplay it. Maybe, a surprise would
be more fitting.
it was to be considered a surprise then a surprise
we got as FCB Helles ran out 2-1 winners at full-time.
Florian Henning grabbed his second of the game
whilst Rob Gilhespy claimed what was ultimately
a consolation goal. It was a great start for the
first of the FC Biermeisters teams and work to
do for Pimp My Side but teams have recovered before
from opening game defeat.