game that would complete the second round of fixtures
was Dickie Dogs versus Mavericks. Both teams played
in the 2016 Lisbon Veterans Tournament but did
not meet in direct competition. Both teams left
us at the Plate Semi-Final stage on their previous
visit to Portugal.
was Mavericks second Veterans appearance in our
events. On that previous occasion in Lisbon, they
were unbeaten in the group phase as they produced
2 wins and 3 draws from their 5 games. They missed
out on the Cup by just 1 point as they finished
in third place. Today they had started off with
a 1-0 win over WEEDS Youth and another win here
would put them joint top.
Dogs were looking to avenge a first game defeat
to Water Boy. Their preparations for this tournament
were far from ideal with news that their goalkeeper
was delayed on arrival into Portugal. He had to
change flights to arrive in Faro on the morning
of the tournament and he made it to our venue
with only a couple of minutes to spare before
the opening game. His presence was a valuable
one as he picked up a clean sheet in this second
fixture with the aid of his defence.
Mavericks defence was also proving strong as they
kept their second clean sheet in as many games.
Final score, 0-0.