second Semi-Final was LMH FC versus SC Sylt.
These were two teams who knew how to win at
Plate level and both enjoyed success at this
level in 2017. We had the 2017 Vilnius Tournament
Plate winners playing against the 2017 Amsterdam
Fives Plate winners.
FC had the better form today with 3 victories
so far compared to SC Sylt who had collected
turned out to be a cracking game and the first
half in particular was a very close contest.
It was LMH FC who lead at the change of ends,
2-1. Rex Worth and Billy Henson had been in
the goals for much of the day and they added
a goal each to their haul here. Sebastian Kraus
added his fourth and arguably most important
goal of the day for the Germans.
the second half SC Sylt levelled things up to
make it 2-2 thanks to an Alexander Hohwieler
strike. In our 99 tournaments to date (including
the Fives & Sixes today) no team had retained
a Plate title in the same destination. SC Sylt's
chances of becoming the first were still very
much alive. The game finished 2-2 and we would
of these teams had superb penalty shoot-out
records in our tournaments.
FC – played 2, won 2.
Sylt – played 2, won 2.
of these teams would lose that proud record
here. First up was Simon Lewis who slotted home
for 1-0. Sebastian Kraus scored in normal time
but was unable to score against Johnny Lunn
in the shoot-out. It was advantage LMH FC.
Worth had scored in both penalty shoot-outs
in Vilnius and he was to score again here to
make it 2-0 to the English team. Marvin Gunther
simply had to score to keep SC Sylt in it and
he did, 2-1.
meant Billy Henson had the chance to send LMH
FC through and he duly obliged. LMH had now
scored 9 out of 9 penalties in our penalty shoot-outs.
Not only that, an English team had beaten a
German team at penalties. The world has gone