a change to the advertised schedule, The Blackouts
were next in action on Pitch D as they entertained
Esparta. This is because AC Motxo International
in action in the Open Age category and so we had
to tinker with the schedule to accommodate them
in the Veterans section (they were stepping in
for Leyendas Sport who cancelled last minute).
Esparta and The Blackouts had started off with
victories from their opening games. Esparta lead
the way on goal difference. The winner here would
have at least a share of the lead at the halfway
stage of Group B.
Blackouts had a hugely impressive record in the
group stage of our tournaments. Including their
game today they had played 10 group games in our
tournaments – they had won 9 of them and drawn
just 1. They had a combined goal difference of
20 goals scored and just 1 conceded. Having seen
Esparta in action in the previous game you felt
this might be their toughest opponent yet!
it proved to be. Esparta raced into a 3-0 lead
by the break. Raul Salor, Salvador Carpentoe and
Juan Garcia Gomez were all on target. Aitor Esteban
added another for good measure in the second half
as Esparta made it 6 points from 6.