Game 15 of Group B and there was still Depo Legends
versus The Badgers to decide how the table would
look in the annals of history. The Badgers had
most to play for as they were on the cusp of Cup/Plate
qualification. A point would see them finish in
third position and, as Lacey Green had already
finished in 3rd position on 6 points in Group
A, would be sufficient to see them qualify for
the Cup as one of the two best third placed teams.
Depo Legends this game was a free hit. They could
potentially finish on 6 points with a win but
unless that win was by double figures it would
not improve their goal difference enough to make
the Cup. Instead, a place in the Plate was already
assured. They had just picked up their first win
and a second here would give them great momentum
going into the afternoon knock-out phase.
second successive win looked a distinct possibility
as we reached half-time with the Depo Legends
1-0 up. John Shine, scorer of the goal in their
win over Whiteley FC, was the man on target again.
Could it be another match-winning goal? In short,
no. Stuart Taggart's third goal of the tournament
restored parity for The Badgers. Another goal
would see them make it 3 wins on the bounce but
it was not to be as we finished at 1-1.
Badgers had done enough though to qualify for
the Cup, Depo Legends would be playing Plate football