who would meet JK Silvertown in the Semi-Final?
It was Melee FC against FC Fylde Old Boys.
FC had been dominant in the group phase. They
won Group B with 13 points from 15 and racked
up a +13 goal difference. If there was a chink
in the armoury it may have been that their last
2 games were not quite as dominant as the last
3. A 3-3 draw with KPN Digital and a 2-1 win
over LMH FC. Up until that point Melee FC had
not even conceded a goal.
Fylde Old Boys A would come into the game on
a bit of a high. In a very tight group they
qualified for the Cup with victory in their
final fixture and they did it emphatically,
winning 7-2. FC Fylde had qualified for the
Cup for the second time (A time this year, B
team last year) and were looking to see if they
could beat their previous best of a Cup Semi-Final
at the 2017 Krakow Trophy.
FC seemed back to their formidable best as they
opened up a 3-0 lead in the first half of this
tie. Jack Dell got the ball rolling and they
never looked back. The second half eased off
as it was more important not to let FC Fylde
back in rather than go for more goals. There
was a goal each in the second half as Melee
FC maturely saw the game out. A Tom Clark double
and a goal from Kevin Lewis helped Melee on
Smithies got his team's final goal of the day
for FC Fylde. It was his fourth of the tournament
which got him a spot on the top goalscorers
leaderboard but sadly for him his team were