Semi-Final time and things were getting interesting.
First up was Ashtead Vets versus The Warriors.
Both teams had come close to qualifying for the
elite Cup competition taking their challenge right
up to their final group game but had just missed
Vets finished Group A on 8 points with 2 wins,
2 draws and just the one defeat. The Warriors
finished with 6 points, 2 wins and 3 defeats.
Ashtead Vets had a +3 goal difference compared
to -2 for The Warriors and Ashtead Vets, on the
stats, would kick-off as favourites.
the field of play the two teams were evenly matched
and there was nothing to separate the two teams
at half-time. It was all square, 0-0. This was
playing into The Warriors winning formula - their
two victories to date had been built on 0-0 half-time
platforms and a second half winning goal. It was
to be a familiar pattern in this fixure as Paul
Janman scored the goal for The Warriors that built
on a base of defensive solidity.
Vets were unable to find an equalizer and as a
result they were out of the tournament. We'd like
to thank them for their attendance and apologise
for the earlier delays – due to the cancellation
of RTAlgarve which was their first game, they'd
had the worst of it. I hope we'll see you on tour
The Warriors, they may need to change the “1-0
to the Arsenal” chant to “1-0 to the Warriors”.
They were on their way to the Plate Final.