Drunken DisAudley FC (Eng)

1

V

0

Skidmarks (Eng)

Algarve Stars (Por)

3

v

1

Why Always Morris? (Eng)

Depo Originals (Ire)

0

v

1

AFC Shooters B (Eng)

 
 

Last but not least, we come to Group C where the group began with Drunken DisAudley FC making their debut against Skidmarks it would be a daunting start to eurofootballfives.com life.

Skidmarks were making their sixth appearance in eurofootballfives.com competition and were one of the favourites. They were looking to secure their 3rd eurofootballfives title. On debut they claimed the 2011 Valencia Fives title and followed this up with victory in the 2012 Krakow Trophy. Only Olympic Phil Babb and Athletico Do Hollande have had such a successful introduction to eurofootballfives.com competition. Olympic Phil Babb won their first 4 tournaments (Amsterdam 2008, Algarve 2009, Prague 2010 and Budapest 2011) and Athletico Do Hollande won here at the Algarve Open in 2010 and 2011. Skidmarks almost become only the second team to claim three titles in a row when they reached the 2013 Mallorca Fives Cup Final. French team Grant Thornton took the title that day. In the 2014 Budapest Fives they won their 6-team group and were looking on fine form until they came up against Argentina in the Quarter-Finals and lost 2-0. Skidmarks were on course for more success at the 2014 Bratislava Fives when they won Group A. Two close contests in the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals (both on penalties) saw them win through to the Cup Final. They finished Runners-Up to CIS Committee of Belarus who claimed their second title of the calendar year.

This was certainly going to be a touch opening test for Drunken DisAudley but one that didn't seem to faze them at all as a Harry Musson goal sent them on their way to victory. They must have though this eurofootballfives.com lark was easy!

Skidmarks were amongst the pre-tournament favourites so this was quite some scalp.

 
 
 

Match 2 in Group C saw Portugal's Algarve Star take on England's Why Always Morris? Both teams were on debut and had a blank canvas on which to paint their footballing artistry.

Algarve Stars were the hokey cokey team of the tournament. First, they were in when they originally signed up. Then, they were out as they were replaced by Futeboladas in Group B. Then, they were back in again as they replaced 11 Esperancas in Group C. They would hope their results would not see them crash out again.

It was a pretty even contest in the opening period as the two teams sounded each other out. Neither could successfully find a way past their opposing goalkeeper and so we changed ends with the scores still level at 0-0.

The goals flowed in the second period and we had four to savour. It was the Algarve Stars who ended the game the happier of the two teams as they scored 3 of the goals through Viton Silva, Roberto Silva and Paulo Aquino. Why Always Morris? scored their first goal in eurofootballfives.com competition through Paul Morris but it was to only be a consolation on this occasion.

 
 
 

The last two teams to get underway were Depo Originals of Ireland versus AFC Shooters B. Both of these teams had sister squads in the tournament so had bountiful support from their colleagues on the touchline.

Depo Originals had seen their Depo Legends sunk 3-0 in their opening fixture in Group B so would hope for a brighter start. AFC Shooters B had seen their A team battle out a 1-1 draw against Lacey Green in a game they could well have won. Could the B team go one better and claim all 3 points?

AFC Shooters arguably had the better of the game here but it was a determined Depo Originals performance and there was to be no score in the opening period of play. The pattern continued in the second half with stalemate in terms of the score but AFC Shooters were looking the stronger as the game went on and were having more of the attacking play.

Just as it looked like the B team would join the A team with an opening draw Oliver Gray popped up to fire home the winning goal. There was little time for Depo Originals to react and despite a great effort they slipped to defeat. The goal was just what the doctor ordered for AFC Shooters B.

 
 

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Algarve Stars (Por)

1

1

0

0

3

1

3

AFC Shooters B (Eng)

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Drunken DisAudley (Eng)

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Depo Originals (Ire)

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Skidmarks (Eng)

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Why Always Morris? (Eng)

1

0

0

1

1

3

0

 
 
 
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