45 games of football we came down to the most
important of them all. Game 46 – The Amsterdam
Fives 2011 Cup Final.
were treated to a game that was worthy of a final
which was full of goals, entertainment and watched
by a supportive crowd who thoroughly enjoyed it.
The best thing about the final was that as the
two teams took to the field it was a 50/50 guess
on who would come out on top. Both teams had reached
the final in emphatic style after convincing Semi-Final
wins. I don't think there was anyone at the tournament
complex who could deny that we had the best two
teams in the finale.
Do Hollande were no strangers to eurofootballfives.com
finals having been victorious in the 2010 and
2011 Algarve Open Finals. This was their first
final on home turf though. Inter Women were making
their eurofootballfives.com debut but had already
stamped their mark on the event. Could they prevent
Athletico Do Hollande from making it a hat-trick
of eurofootballfives.com titles?
certainly looked so in the early stages as they
forged ahead through Daniel Powll with goal number
14 of the day. Athletico Do Hollande had been
behind today and proved they were the stuff of
champions as they fought back. They most famously
fought back from 1-0 and 2-1 down in the Algarve
Open final against Cheesecake FC to become the
first team to defend a eurofootballfives.com title.
Do Hollande were at it again here in Amsterdam
as Fernando Pique hit a ferocious shot into the
far top corner to bring the game back to 1-1.
How would Inter Women respond to being pegged
good is the answer as Daniel Powell restored their
lead to make it 2-1. The onus was on Athletico
Do Hollande to come back again. Before they knew
it they were 4-1 down as Powell completed his
hat-trick and David Foran also scored. Surely
this was game over….and it was. It was a great
performance from Inter Women who were well deserved
champions. The personal honours of the day were
won by Daniel Powell who was top goalscorer with
an incredible return of 16 goals in 8 games.
offer our consolations to Athletico Do Hollande
and thank them for lighting up another of our
tournaments with their attacking style and great
sportsmanship. Such was their style that they
were the first losing finalists to give their
winning opposition a guard of honour during the
presentation as Inter Women came forward to collect
their trophies and medals – a nice touch.
congratulations also go to Rigford Seahawks Omega
in the Plate competition. We would like to take
this opportunity to thank all our teams who participated
in what was a great day's competition. It was
a pleasure to host you all and great to share
a few beers at our post-tournament drinks in the
evening. We hope your head's on Sunday morning
were not as heavy as ours!
hope to see you all again at a tournament very