Athletico Do Hollande (Hol)




Goldsmith Williams (Eng)

Aguas Do Algarve (Por)




Cheesecake FC (Eng)


The first semi-final was always going to be an epic tie between two top quality teams with proven records. Defending champions Athletico Do Hollande met 2008 Prague Masters & 2010 Amsterdam Fives champions Goldsmith Williams. Both teams has a 100% success rate in Cup Semi-Finals, one team would maintain that record whereas the other would see that record go up in smoke.


Both teams had been free-scoring so far with Liam Currie on 8 for Goldsmith Williams and the goals shared around a bit more for Athletico Do Hollande with Jerrel Fraenk and Toufik Haddouchi both riding high in the goalscoring charts. If we were looking at defences though then Goldsmith Williams could boast the proudest record as Gary Dean had kept 5 clean sheets in this tournament and was on a run of 7 consecutive shut-outs stretching back to Amsterdam last year. Another clean sheet now would be just what the doctor ordered.


It was not to be though as Giorgio Fraenk gave Athletico Do Hollande a vital lead. Pretty soon after, Toufik Haddouchi made it 2-0. It was a double blow for Goldsmith Williams and the fact that the goals went it so quickly must have been demoralizing. Athletico Do Hollande managed to keep the lead until half-time.


Mid-way through the second period Jerrel Fraenk made it 3-0 and the game was up for Goldsmith Williams…or was it? Chris Williams reduced arrears to 3-1 but surely it was too late. The English team was rejuvenated and there was some concern amongst the Dutch side but the goal came too late. If it had come earlier maybe they could have given the Dutch a real scare and forced extra time. Final score 3-1, Athletico Do Hollande were in the final and Goldsmith Williams now had a watching brief and were gallant enough to admit that the best team had won on the day. Fair play lads.


The second Cup Semi-Final was between Cheesecake FC and Aguas Do Algarve with both teams bidding to make their first final.


Cheesecake FC were on a run of 11 games unbeaten and hoping to make that 12. At this stage of the 2010 Prague Masters they went out to Olympic Phil Babb on penalties. Could they go one step further in Portgual? Aguas Do Algarve lost at this equivalent stage in the 2010 Algarve Open. If they were to win this match they would have chance to gain revenge on the Dutch team in the final.


The first goal of the game went to Cheesecake captain Justin Rees with his third of the tournament. From there it was relatively plain sailing for the English team as Waseem Khalique made it 2-0 before the break. The same pattern continued into the second half as Khalique made it 3-0 and then completed his hat-trick to make it 4-0.


It was pretty much one-way traffic but Aguas Do Algarve did get on the score sheet through Bernadino Agustinho to pull it back to 4-1. Cheesecake FC were not done though as Asa Brown made it 5-1 for a resounding victory. It was Aguas Do Algarve's heaviest defeat in eurofootballfives competition. The result set up what was going to be a fascinating final.


The day was over for Aguas Do Algarve and we are sure there is a tournament victory for Aguas Do Algarve in the future as not every Algarve Open will be as strong as the 2011 line-up.

Group Phase
Wooden Spoon
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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