Semi-Final time and things were getting interesting.
First up was Gosham Rangers versus Dickie Dogs.
we mentioned at the end of the Quarter-Finals,
all the winners emerged from Group B so we would
have two repeat matches in the Semi-Finals. Gosham
Rangers met Dickie Dogs all the way back in Game
11 of Group B. It resulted in a 2-0 win for Dickie
Dogs. A repeat would see them reach another Plate
Dogs reached the Plate Final at both the 2014
and 2017 Mallorca Tournaments. Here in the Algarve
in 2015, they were eliminated after the group
phase so this was already their best Algarve performance.
Was a third Plate Final in 5 tournaments in the
was Dickie Dogs who took the lead with Justin
Lebbon giving his team a 1-0 first half-lead.
A special note for Justin Lebbon who had flown
into Europe from Canada for the tournament and
I am sure his team-mates will say it was worth
it for that crucial goal. At half-time the Dickie
Dogs retained that lead.
the second half and Gosham Rangers needed a goal
from somewhere to take this into penalties at
least. It was now 3 and a half games since they
had conceded. As much as Gosham Rangers tried
they were unable to breach the Dickie Dogs defence.
Justin Lebbon's goal and fourth successive clean
sheet for Dickie Dogs meant they would go through
to the Plate Final.