final game of Group C was between Hebden Bridge
and Eagles Athletic. Hebden Bridge could overtake
their opponents with a win and thereby take 3
rd place and secure a (theoretically) easier Plate
Quarter-Final tie. Eagles Athletic could still
make the Cup but they would need to win and win
by two goals to move above 9 Nana Budds on goal
difference. Anything else and the status quo would
remain with the teams finishing 3rd and 4th .
many tournaments a two-goal win against a team
in 4 th would be an achievable target. Not in
this tournament though as Hebden Bridge were rock
solid at the back conceding just one in three
games. Their problem was at the other end trying
to put the ball in the net.
two teams arrived at half-time 0-0 and time was
running out for Eagles Athletic. As the game went
on the chances of scoring one let alone two were
slipping away and in the end the scorer's pencil
would be redundant as time ran out and we finished
0-0. The third goal-less draw in four games for
Hebden Bridge who, with an average age of 44,
had shown many teams a lesson in defending. If
they could add goals to their performances they
would be a real tough nut to crack.
result meant both teams would play in the afternoon
Plate and 9 Nana Budds would play Cup football.