penultimate game of Group B was Amsterdam Barbarians
versus Atletico Armada. This was a top of the
table clash. Both teams had already secured
Cup qualification but the Group B title was
still up for grabs. This was still an important
game not just for the sporting win, the honour
of victory and the group win but also to get
a theoretically easier Cup Semi-Final tie. It
was also a chance to lay down a marker in case
these two teams would meet again in the Cup
Final later today.
Armada also had a 100% record to preserve but
that achievement was under threat when Yassin
Amellal put Amsterdam Barbarians 1-0 up. Jimmy
Denman equalized in the second half for Atletico
Armada as the goals began to flow. Redwan Amellal
restored the lead for the Barbarians before
Dean Stockdale put Armada level again at 2-2.
Stockdale put Atletico ahead for the first time
in the game at 3-2 but this time it was Amsterdam
Barbarians who levelled, Yassin Amellal with
his second of the game.
the game finished in a draw it would be Atletico
Armada who would claim the Group A win so Amsterdam
Barbarians needed to find a winner…..and they
did. Luca Barbet scoring his most valuable goal
of the day. Amsterdam Barbarians won Group A
– many congratulations to them. Both teams had
put on a fine display in the group phase.