Mini FC (Por)

0

v

1

Belfast Space Monkeys (NI)

Norton Old Boys (Eng)

1

v

1

Old Bromleians (Eng)

RTAlgarve (Por)

0

V

3

Norton Old Boys (Eng)

 
 

Round 4 of Group A began with the two pace-setters in Group A meeting face to face. It was 1st placed Mini FC versus 2nd placed Belfast Space Monkeys a win for either at this stage would virtually guarantee Cup qualification. A loss would leave a challenge with Ashtead Vets for the Cup and a draw would keep it a 3-horse race.

This was therefore the biggest game of Group C to date and as you'd expect with two quality teams was a tight affair. The two teams were yet to concede a goal so it was always likely that goals would be at a premium.

There was to be a goal and it was a hugely valuable goal. Who scored it? Cometh the hour, cometh the man and that man was Sean Mullan who fired his team into a precious lead. His goal ultimately proved to be the winner and Belfast Space Monkeys were top of Group A. Cup qualification was not 100% guaranteed but they were almost there.

 
 

Up next on Pitch D was Norton Old Boys versus Old Bromleians. The above result meant that Cup qualification was no longer possible for these two teams but Plate qualification was very much in the offing and the result of this match would go a long to deciding which of these teams would make it.

A win for Norton Old Boys would guarantee they could finish no lower than fourth and would assure them of a place in the Plate. It would also mean elimination for Old Bromleians. A win for Old Bromleians would put Plate qualification in their own hands. A draw would be better Norton Old Boys than their opponents.

Old Bromleians drew first blood and it was Mark Hyland's second goal of the day. Could it be enough to win all 3 points? It was enough to give them the lead at half-time. Could they hold on?

Norton Old Boys are a resilient side and they drew level after the break through Mark Paget joint top goalscorer at the 2012 Mallorca Tournament. As things stood, Norton Old Boys were heading for a third successive draw. In the context of the group it was an ok result but they'd dearly love a win.

Neither they nor Old Bromleians could find a decisive strike and it ended 1-1.

 
 
 

Norton Old Boys had just claimed a point on the pitch and they would now claim three points off the pitch as we chalked up their 3-0 walkover win versus the absent RT Algarve.

 
 

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Belfast Space Monkeys (NI)

4

3

1

0

7

0

10

Mini FC (Eng)

4

3

0

1

7

1

9

Ashtead Vets (Eng)

3

2

1

0

7

2

7

Norton Old Boys (Eng)

5

1

3

1

5

4

6

Old Bromleians (Eng)

4

0

1

3

2

9

1

RTAlgarve (Por)

4

0

0

4

0

12

0

 
 
 
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