who would take their place in the Cup Final from
the second Semi-Final? The two teams set to do
battle were Amsterdam Barbarians against Sporting
game on paper looked like a close call. Amsterdam
Barbarians claimed the Group A title with 13 points
(4 wins, 1 draw) including a 4-3 win over Atletico
Armada. Sporting Armada were very similar with
12 points (4 wins, 1 defeat) which included a
3-2 defeat to FC Kicks who were in the process
of edging out Atletico Armada 4-3 on Pitch 1.
In fact, all 4 Semi-Finalists appeared to be closely
followed therefore was quite a surprise as we
Sporting Armada blew Amsterdam Barbarians away
in the first half. They were 4-0 up by the break
with Will Wood's opener preceding a Harry Tampsett
hat-trick. After the break Sporting Armada showed
their opponents no mercy. Harry Tampsett added
another two to make it 6-0.
was brief respite for Amsterdam Barbarians when
Mattia Mantovani reduced the lead to 6-1 but Harry
Tampsett and Ryan Higgins further extended the
lead to 8-1. Rudy Takacs scored what would be
his team's final goal of the day for 8-2.
final word would go to Harry Tampsett who made
it 9-2 with his seventh goal of the game. It took
his tally to 11 goals and he was currently the
tournament top scorer. It was a stunning performance
from Sporting Armada – not the victory as such
but the sheer margin of the victory.