2 of Group A saw some familiar friends and faces
in the form of FC Radbroke and Let Us Win or
Elsie. FC Radbroke were sure to be contenders
making their fifth eurofootballfives appearance
in the Algarve. They claimed a fine victory
in the 2011 Prague Masters where they defeated
two past champions (Kehar Club and Deportivo)
en route to glory. In previous tournaments they
were only knocked out by other eurofootballfives.com
winners – Bulgaria's Lozenetz City (Prague Masters
2009, Manchester Fives 2010) in the Cup Quarter-Finals
of the 2009 Barca Fives and Spain's Futbol City
in the Cup Semi-Finals of the 2010 Valencia
Fives. This trend continued in the 2012 Mallorca
Tournament when they went out in the Cup Quarter-Finals
to eventual winners Cosegur Balear of Spain.
Could they win a second title in Portugal?
Us Win or Elsie compete in a eurofootballfives.com
time for the third successive year and make
a fourth appearance (all under different names).
They made their debut in the 2011 Budapest Fives
for captain Jack Croft's stag weekend. They
entered three teams with the pick of the squads
going on to reach the Plate Final finishing
Runners-up to Hungarian side Al-Kaloida. They
returned as Arse-A-Lona FC in the 2011 Barca
Fives where they reached the Plate Semi-Finals
and lost narrowly, 1-0, to the eventual winners
HMS Sultan FC. They competed in the 2012 Berlin
Fives as FC Wein Schweine Fliegen and finished
3 rd in a 6-team group before a Plate Semi-Final
defeat to East Compton Seagulls. The squad also
includes players from Shrewsbury Townsend who
finished runners-up in the 2012 Berlin Fives.
a pretty tough game on paper and you'd have
probably made FC Radbroke favourites before
the start on past records but it was Let Us
Win or Elsie who hit the front thanks to a Matt
Horne strike. In the second half FC Radbroke
were awarded a penalty (which their opponents
agreed was a penalty in chatter after the game)
which was converted by Mike Brandon for 1-1.
The game ended with a little late controversy
due to a high tackle on Let Us Win or Elsie's
captain Jack Croft in the final seconds which
took the shine off a very good 1-1 draw.