a game we had in store to decide the Plate competition
of the 2016 Algarve Open. It would be The Avengers
versus Trilution to decide the destination of
the silverware. Before kick-off, Water Boy lead
the way on 8 points (+5) with Trilution (+8) and
The Avengers (+6) level on 7 points. What were
the possible outcomes:
victory: Trilution would win Plate, Water Boy
would be runners-up.
draw: A three team tie on 8 points with Trilution
winning the Plate via goal difference and The
Avengers runners-up also on goal difference. Water
Boy would miss out.
Avengers victory: The Avengers would win the Plate,
Water Boy runners-up.
Boy could do nothing to effect their fate but
The Avengers and Trilution still had their destiny
in their own hands. We reached half-time with
the scores level at 0-0 and still everything to
play for. As things stood, Trilution would be
champions. It could just take one goal to change
all that though.
did get a goal in the second half and it was Vitor
Silva for Trilution who scored it. The Avengers
now needed to score twice without reply to take
the Plate win. Vitor Silva scored again to make
it 2-0 and with that the title was in the bag
congratulations go to Trilution for a superb Plate
victory. 10 points out of 12 made them worthy
winners and we offer our congratulations also
to Water Boy who collected the runners-up medals.
Our commiserations go to The Avengers who narrowly
missed out on silverware. It just goes to show
what a strong competition we had that last year's
Cup winners were only third in the Plate.