Water Boy (Por)

2

V

1

Westfield Wanderers (Eng)

The Blackouts (Ire)

2

v

0

Dickie Dogs (Eng)

Dickie Dogs (Eng)

0

v

2

Sergio Cristina (Por)

 
 

The first game of Round 2 saw Westfield Wanderers take on Water Boy.

Water Boy had lost just 1 in 7 games during the earlier Algarve Open tournament but in the Veterans stage, with much the same squad, they had opened up with a defeat. Westfield Wanderers may well be wary of a backlash. Westfield Wanderers had also opened up with defeat here but they had done the same at the Mallorca 2014 Veterans Tournament before bouncing back with a win that set them on the way to Cup qualification a repeat of 12 months ago would do them nicely.

With the game underway it was Paulo Vilhena who scored the first goal of the game for Water Boy. It was a goal that would give them a 1-0 lead at half-time. After the break Vilhena would add a second goal. He'd not scored all day in the Open Age event but his two goals in this game were instrumental in seeing his team on the way to their first Veterans victory.

Westfield Wanderers opened their account through Sam Gurner. Alas for Westfield Wanderers fans though it was only to be a consolation on this occasion.

 
 

Dickie Dogs were next in action against The Blackouts. This was a repeat of a Group A fixture from the 2014 Mallorca Veterans Tournament which The Blackouts won 4-0. It was Dickie Dogs only defeat in the group phase in Mallorca.

The Blackouts had already opened up with a win whilst the Dickie Dogs had begun with defeat so the latter would need revenge on their Irish opposition from 12 months ago to kick-start their campaign. Revenge didn't look like it was on the menu though as Ronan Gilligan broke the deadlock for The Blackouts. Ronan Gilligan was the top goalscorer in the 2014 Mallorca Veterans Tournament and his goal here set his team on their way.

Shane Cox doubled the advantage to make it 2-0 with his third successful strike in two games and at half-time Dickie Dogs had an uphill task. There was to be no repeat of the 4-0 scoreline from last year but The Blackouts saw out another victory as 2-0 was good enough to wrap up the points.

 
 
 

Due to engineering works, signal failure, leaves on the line sorry, that's the Network Rail book of excuses for over-running. We were over-running (no excuses, just apologies) in the Veterans Tournament due to the earlier Algarve Open running with delays which meant we had to update the fixture list as we went along to ensure we finished the Veterans Tournament on time. This meant the next game to be played in Group B was Dickie Dogs again versus Sergio Cristina.

Sergio Cristina had the opportunity to join The Blackouts at the top of the table if they could secure victory. Dickie Dogs were looking for their first points of the day and a win here would mean they were one of four teams in joint 2 nd place on 3 points.

Momentum was not with Dickie Dogs at the moment and they saw themselves slip to a 1-0 deficit in the first half through Telma Silva. Silva had scored in Round 1 and he scored for a second time in this fixture after the turnaround to sink Dickie Dogs. His third goal in two games broke the Dickie Dogs resistance and Sergio Cristina secured their second 2-0 win of the day to share the lead at the summit of Group B.

 
 

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Sergio Cristina (Por)

2

2

0

0

4

0

6

The Blackouts (Ire)

2

2

0

0

4

0

6

The Warriors (Eng)

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Water Boy (Por)

2

1

0

1

2

3

3

Westfield Wanderers (Eng)

2

0

0

2

1

4

0

Dickie Dogs (Eng)

3

0

0

3

0

5

0

 
 
 
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