7 of Group B was an important fixture for both
The Warriors and Sergio Cristina. Due to the fixture
re-arrangements The Warriors did not have a game
in Round 2 although they were still in third place
but crucially had a game in hand over their opponents
in the table. A win here for the English team
would make it a three-way tie at the top.
Sergio Cristina could maintain their 100% record
to make it 3 wins in succession then they would
open up a 3 point lead at the top (at least until
The Blackouts next played). We witnessed a very
close and even contest in the first half. It was
played out with neither goalkeeper beaten and
we were 0-0 at the interval.
Silva was proving to be the danger man for Sergio
Cristina's opponents and he proved as much when
he bagged his fourth goal in three games in the
second half. It proved to be the only goal of
the game and secured another 3 point haul for
the Portuguese. They lead Group B with a maximum
was the Warriors first defeat of the day and with
3 games left they still had time to qualify for
Wanderers versus The Blackouts was the next game
on Pitch A and was a battle between the 5th and
2nd placed teams. A win for The Blackouts would
see them go joint top with Sergio Cristina and
turn Group B into a two-horse race. A win by 2-goals
or more would see them lead the way on goal difference.
Westfield Wanderers time was beginning to run
out on Cup qualification as they had achieved
in Mallorca 2014. They had to win this, their
remaining two games and hope for other results
to go their way to have hope of finishing in the
top two. This game was a repeat of the Cup Semi-Final
in Mallorca 2014 that The Blackouts won 5-1. History
was not on Westfield Wanderers side.
Blackouts were on their way to another victory
over the English team as they forged a 2-0 lead
by half-time. They extended their lead to 3-0
in the second half before a consolation from Aaron
Dix for Westfield Wanderers. Dix had scored 5
last year and had just opened his 2015 goal-scoring
goals for The Blackouts came from Darragh Cox
(2) and Ronan Gilligan – who both scored in this
fixture last year (as did Aaron Dix for Westfield
Wanderers). The Blackouts were top of Group B.
complete Round 3 of Group B we had Dickie Dogs
versus Water Boy. Dickie Dogs had two games to
go to mount a challenge for Plate qualification
where they were Runners-Up last year. A strong
finish to the tournament could see them qualify
and maybe go one step further this season.
Boy had an impressive group phase record in our
tournaments having qualified for the Cup four
times and the Plate once in our open age section.
They had to win this one to harbor any hopes of
making the Cup for the first time in Veterans
action. Water Boy were 6 points behind Sergio
Cristina and The Blackouts but still had to play
Sergio Cristina so it was still possible.
half-time, time was running out for Water Boy
as they were held to a 0-0 scoreline. A draw was
no good for the Portuguese. It was not much better
for Dickie Dogs – whilst a draw would put their
first point on the board, they really needed 3
points to put them right in the mix for Plate
would get the goal the two teams desperately needed?
Step forward Caspar Clark who's goal was the decisive
strike and it brought Dickie Dogs all 3 points.
It was a great scalp and a huge 3 points – they
were now locked in a 3-way tie in joint third
place. For Water Boy, the Cup was now virtually
beyond them although not quite mathematically.