Williams played their first on field game when
they met CUGO of Scotland. CUGO could not have
had a tougher start with Duevi 1997 and then Goldsmith
Williams who had made 3 consecutive eurofootballfives.com
finals. To show you just how difficult CUGO's
task was, Goldsmith Williams had won 17 out of
20 eurofootballfives.com games with just 1 defeat
in normal time. In the group phase the record
was even more impressive with 11 wins and just
1 draw (in a game where they had already qualified).
opening goal of the game came as a surprise then
when CUGO's Stephen Gullan put the Scots 1-0 up.
It was a lead they were to hold until half-time.
Goldsmith Williams would have to summon up all
their reserves of strength and power to avoid
their first group game defeat and they got back
into it when Liam Currie scored their first goal
of the tournament. It would not be enough to salvage
a point though as Stephen Kilshaw scored the vital
winning goal. It was an amazing performance from
CUGO and a result that pointed to an incredibly
strong group and one that Goldsmith Williams must
really pull out all the stops to qualify from.
you look at the league table it was tough justice
for CUGO who after such a fine result slipped
to 5th in the league table on goal difference.
In reality they were joint 2nd and must surely
be a team to be reckoned with.