the 2010 Amsterdam Fives title would be decided
by the dreaded penalty shoot-out. Each team had
played one, lost one in eurofootballfives.com
competition and both had lost to the same opposition
– Luminy Wolves of France. One team here would
continue that losing record but one team would
triumphantly put the horror of Barcelona penalties
City won the toss and put Goldsmith Williams in
to shoot first:
Ralph (Goldsmith Williams): Scored twice in the
tournament so far and was to make no mistake from
the spot, 1-0.
Kyulev ( Lozenetz City ): Captain fantastic for
Lozenetz City struck the ball true and with power
but against the bar and over. Advantage Goldsmith
Smith (Goldsmith Williams): Yet to score in the
tournament but playing the sweeper role maybe
not surprising. Showed no fear in striding to
the spot and converting to make it 2-0.
Minev ( Lozenetz City ): Real pressure on the
Bulgarian number 10 who had already scored 7 in
the tournament to date. If he missed they were
out, simple as that. Minev handled the pressure
well and found the back of the net to make it
Currie (Goldsmith Williams): Simple equation –
score and the title was heading to Liverpool .
Currie was another man on 7 goals for the tournament
and probably the perfect choice to take the penalty.
He converted the penalty with aplomb and there
was a pause from Currie, as if the reality of
the moment took a second to sink in, before he
headed off on a mazy run with the Goldsmith Williams
squad chasing after him.
was a cruel way for Lozenetz City to lose but
both teams embraced and shook hands with mutual
respect for their opponents. Both teams had represented
their countries well in this final and could be
proud of their team's achievements.
done to Goldsmith Williams who became only the
third team to win two eurofootballfives.com tournaments.
They join Olympic Phil Babb and today's opponents,
Lozenetz City , on that particular pedestal.