CFC A (Fra)

7

V

3

Dark Horses (Eng)

Bede FC (Eng)

3

V

7

Parry St Germain (Eng)

Maritimo FC (Por)

0

V

3

Dark Horses (Eng)

CFC A (Fra)

1

V

0

Parry St Germain (Eng)

Bede FC (Eng)

3

V

0

Maritimo FC (Por)

 

Game 6 of Group A was a classic counter between CFC A and Dark Horses. This was one of the best games of the entire tournament and we saw some fantastic striking talent on display. It seemed that either team could score from anywhere in the final third with shots firing in from all angles.

 

The first half belonged to CFC A who led 2-0 at the break thanks to Guilhem Charlet and Marc Hochar. In the second half the fireworks kicked off as the goals just kept coming, the woodwork was hit and countless close efforts. It could have been a cricket score or a basketball score but in the end it finished 7-3 to the French team. Both Charlet and Hochar went on to complete hat-tricks for CFC A with Florian Gaudet also getting in on the act. The team from Paris sat proudly on top of Group A with 9 points.

 

For the Dark Horses, even a Richard Walker hat-trick could not prevent them slipping to defeat. The result meant that the Dark Horses remained in 3rd place.

 
 
 

Bede FC took on Parry St Germain in the next match on Pitch A and there was another avalanche of goals. The two teams had history when they met in the 2011 Barcelona Fives when Bede FC lost 4-2 to Parry St Germain (playing as Preston Youth).

 

It looked like being a similar story in this game as Parry St Germain forged a 3-1 lead at half-time. The goal-scoring didn't stop there and we had our second consecutive 7-3 result as Parry St Germain doubled their advantage.

 

The chief architect of the victory for Parry St Germain was Paul Hurden who scored 5 taking his tournament tally to 7 and an early contender for tournament top goalscorer. He was ably assisted by strikes from Chris Pye and Graham Dillon. For Bede FC there was a first tournament goal for Andrew Roberts and Rich Hollis. Captain Troy Grant bagged his third of the day.

 

The result put Parry St Germain level with CFC A at the top of Group A and left Bede FC where they started in 4th position.

 
 
 

The 12.20 fixture on Pitch A was Maritimo FC versus Dark Horses and as we know the former had to withdraw. Dark Horses then claimed a walkover 3 points which consolidated their position in 3rd place and ensured their place in the afternoon's Plate competition.

 
 
 

Game 9 saw two all-conquering teams CFC A meet Parry St Germain with both teams boasting 3 wins out of 3. The two sides had already been guaranteed places in the Cup but there was still plenty at stake the Group A title, an easier Cup Quarter-Final tie in theory and not to mention pride.

 

So, it was France versus England meaning there was national pride at stake as well. If the game ended in a draw it would be the French who claimed the title courtesy of a superior goal difference but they were looking set for all 3 points when Marc Hochar scored for the third game in a row to give his team the lead.

 

It was all to do now for Parry St Germain who needed to strike twice to leapfrog their opponents and claim top spot. The CFC A defence held firm though and the game finished 1-0. Congratulations to both teams for making the Cup and CFC A for winning the group.

 
 
 

All that was left was to credit Bede FC with their three walkover points versus Maritimo FC and confirm they would finish 4th and qualify for the Plate competition this afternoon.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

CFC A (Fra)

4

4

0

0

15

3

12

Parry St Germain (Eng)

4

3

0

1

12

5

9

Dark Horses (Eng)

4

2

0

2

11

11

6

Bede FC (Eng)

4

1

0

3

8

15

3

Maritimo FC (Por)

4

0

0

4

0

12

0

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

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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