Aston Carter FC (Eng)




Misfits FC (Eng)

Maritimo (Por)




Olhanense (Por)

* Maritimo won 1-0 on penalties


The Wooden Spoon Competition saw the four 5th placed teams come head-to-head in, what is also sometimes dubbed as, the battle for 17th place. The first Semi-Final was due to be between Aston Carter and Misfits FC. Aston Carter headed back into the Alfamar Hotel for the lunch break and maybe they got distracted by the great pool or the beautiful stretch of coastline but unfortunately they did not make it back in time for kick-off and with the next game due to start on Pitch A we had to award a walkover victory to Misfits FC who effectively took a bye to the Wooden Spoon Final.


The second Wooden Spoon Semi-Final was the second derby game of the day and was the Portuguese derby between Maritimo and Olhanense. When we introduced the New Milton Eagles derby we said these games could have a funny atmosphere and this one certainly did it was played out in a very friendly atmosphere like it was a training exercise or a kickabout down the park. There was laughs and handshakes which was good to see.


For the game itself it was Olhanense who took a first half lead through Hugo Cadogo. The second half belonged to Maritimo though as goals from David (the goalkeeper!) and Antonio Lima brought them right back into the game. However, Olhanense were not to be beaten as Edgar Jesus's strike meant honours were even at full-time, 2-2. Two periods of Golden Goal extra time later and we were still level at 2-2. Penalties awaited.


The penalty shoot-out was an interesting affair as you could claim it was great goalkeeping from David (Maritimo) and Alexandre Ribeiro (Olhanense) or poor penalty taking as 5 of the 6 penalties failed to hit the back of the net. The victorious team, converting the very first penalty of the shoot-out, was Maritimo who progressed to the final against Misfits FC.

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



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