Old Bromleians (Eng)

0

v

3

Belfast Space Monkeys (NI)

Mini FC (Eng)

2

V

0

Norton Old Boys (Eng)

Ashtead Vets (Eng)

3

v

0

RTAlgarve (Por)

 
 

Welcome to the eurofootballfives.com Veterans Tournament Post-Tournament Report Algarve 2015. The annual Veterans Tournament was now in its 3rd edition after a 2013 debut in Lisbon and last year's sojourn to Mallorca. It was now time for the tour to roll into Portugal's stunning Algarve.

First up in Group A was Old Bromleians versus Belfast Space Monkeys. The former were making their second eurofootballfives.com appearance following their debut at the 2014 Mallorca Veterans Tournament. They had a tough morning but finished 4 th in Group B to qualify for the Plate competition. At the Semi-Final stage they missed out to Dickie Dogs.

Their opponents, Belfast Space Monkeys, were making their debut and the first team to represent Northern Ireland in our Veterans competition.

The first half was quite tight with just one goal separating the two sides and it was Belfast Space Monkeys' Richard McConkey who scored the first goal in Group A. In the second half the Belfast side eased away from their opponents as Sean Mullan scored not once but twice to double then triple the lead for 3-0 and wrap up all 3 points.

 
 

Next up was Mini FC versus Norton Old Boys. Mini FC made their eurofootballfives.com debut at the 2014 Algarve Open and it was an impressive debut. Four wins and 1 draw later they had finished on top of Group B to qualify for the Cup competition. A 2-1 defeat in the Cup Semi-Finals to Stand Cristina meant their progress would go no further.

They would play Norton Old Boys who were experienced in our tournaments both at Open Age and Veterans level, both here in the Algarve and elsewhere on our European circuit.

The game proved to be another tight contest in the early stages and we reached the half-time interval with Mini FC 1-0 to the good thanks to Binlo. The two teams continued to battle hard in the second half although Norton Old Boys were unable to find a way through the Mini FC defence. Binlo added a second for the Portuguese team who began the day with a 2-0 win.

 
 
 

The final fixture in the opening round of Group A was Ashtead Vets versus RTAlgarve. It was England versus Portugal between two teams who were playing for the first time in our tournaments.

At least that is what was supposed to have happened the game was a non-starter as local side RTAlgarve had cancelled moments before the tournament. With no time to find a replacement there was no option but to hand a 3-0 walkover win to Ashtead Vets the easiest 3 points they'll ever get. It would mean a longer wait to make their debut and we can only apologise for this.

 
 

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Ashtead Vets (Eng)

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

Belfast Space Monkeys (NI)

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

Mini FC (Eng)

1

1

0

0

2

0

3

Norton Old Boys (Eng)

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

Old Bromleians (Eng)

1

0

0

1

0

3

0

RTAlgarve (Por)

1

0

0

1

0

3

0

 
 
 
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