Cup Quarter-Finals saw the tournament's top 8
teams of the 15 team draw come head to head to
see which team would emerge as 2016 Amsterdam
Fives champions. We had a particularly strong
English challenge with 6 teams reaching this stage
to join Benecke of the Netherlands and Spain United.
So where's your money? Who do you think will emerge
would be guaranteed one Semi-Final berth from
the first Quarter-Final which saw an all-English
encounter with Group A winners Real Builders taking
on the best 3 rd placed team, Retainers Academy.
Real BUILDers would naturally be favourites having
won their group and also boasting a 100% record
coming into the game.
Academy were on debut and breaking new ground
in the Cup Quarter-Finals but Real BUILDers had
been here before. They reached this stage of the
2015 Lisbon Tournament where they were knocked
out 3-0 by Indoorsoccer. There looked to be no
repeat of that in this game as they put the result
to bed in the first half.
BUILDers raced to a 7-0 lead at half-time. Retainers
Academy staged a second half comeback to reduce
the deficit to 8-3 but the damage had already
been done. For Real BUILDers there were hat-tricks
for Darren Sooprayen and James Pomeroy plus a
brace for Sean Richardson.
sadly had to say farewell to Retainers Academy
who bowed out with goals from Adam Watts, Richard
Jackson and Adry Alonso with Alonso finishing
their joint top goalscorer along with George Gaydon.
Both scored 5 goals on the day.