Results

Los Amblos (Eng)

0

v

1

CT1 (Spa)

Dream Team (Spa)

2

V

0

The Warriors (Eng)

Sandgate Salmons (Eng)

0

v

2

FC Mahou (Eng)

 
 

The eurofootballfives Veterans Tournament is a moveable feast. Following the veritable delights of Lisbon 2013 & 2016, Mallorca 2014 & 2017 and the Algarve in 2015 & 2018 we had a brand new destination to explore in 2019. The seventh edition of our June Summer tournament was held in Alicante.

Previous winners:

2013: Sao Marcos (Por)

2014: Palmesanos (Spa)

2015: Mini FC (Por)

2016: Sago (Por)

2017: FC Mahou (Eng)

2018: Mini FC (Por)

2019: To be confirmed!

First up in Group A was Los Amblos (Eng) versus CT1 (Spa). Los Amblos are seasoned campaigners in these tournaments featuring every year since 2016. We will preview them in more detail as we progress with this report. Their opponents were on debut in our events and so we would shortly get our first glimpse of them in action.

The two teams were looking evenly matched and the first period ended with the two teams locked together at 0-0. We were to get our first Group A goal in the second half and it was a controversial one. Los Amblos disputed the award of a penalty to CT1 which Tomas Soler Prado duly despatched. It proved to be the only goal of the game.

 
 
 

The first phase of the 2019 Alicante Veterans Tournament would be decided on a group basis. There was one group with 5 teams and one group with 6 teams.

Each team would play each other team in their group once and therefore 4/5 group games. After which, depending on position, they would progress to the Cup or Plate competition.

The teams finishing 1st and 2nd in each group would progress to the Cup competition. This was played as a knock-out phase with Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final.

The teams finishing 3rd and 4th in each group would progress to the Plate competition. This was played as a knock-out phase with Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final.

The teams finishing 5th and 6th in each group would be eliminated at this stage.

The next two teams up on Pitch D were Dream Team and The Warriors. It was another example of a team on debut (Dream Team) against a team who were experienced in these tournaments (The Warriors). Spain had beaten England in the first game and we were to get a repeat here in game 2.

A goal in each half for Dream Team (Adrian San Layetano in the first, Jose Martinez Martinez in the second) secured all three points for the local team, 2-0.

 
 
 

The final fixture in the opening round of Group A was a team on debut Sandgate Salmons. They were up against the most experienced team in the draw FC Mahou. FC Mahou were making an 11th appearance in our events.

On paper this was a frightening prospect for Sandgate Salmons as their opponents were well decorated in these tournaments. FC Mahou had won the 2011 Prague Masters, 2013 Algarve Open and 2017 Mallorca Veterans Tournament. They had also won the Plate at our 2014 Budapest Fives tournament.

Despite this impressive eurofootballfives.com CV for FC Mahou, Sandgate Salmons acquitted themselves well in the opening period. They held FC Mahou to 0-0 at half-time. In the second half the quality of FC Mahou shone through as Mike Brandon scored twice to win it for the team who were hunting down a fourth eurofootballfives.com title.

 
Table
 

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

L'Albiceleste (Fra)

1

1

0

0

4

0

3

9 Nana Budds (Eng)

1

1

0

0

3

1

3

Lostwithiel FC (Eng)

1

1

0

0

3

1

3

AC Motxo International (Spa)

1

0

0

1

1

3

0

Galacticos (Eng)

1

0

0

1

1

3

0

Brewin Dolphin A (Eng)

1

0

0

1

0

4

0

 
 
Open Age
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 
Veterans
 
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
©Copyright 2006 | eurofootballfives.com
site disclaimer | contact us