Down For Watford had booked their space in the
Plate Final. The two teams set to do battle for
the second berth in the final were Milner Street
and FC Tpaktop.
Tpaktop were appearing in a semi-final for the
second time in as many tournaments at our events.
At the 2021 Barcelona Fives, they finished in
second place in the league table to qualify for
the elite Cup competition. They were the only
travelling team amongst three Spanish teams in
the Cup Semi-Finals. That's where their challenge
ended as they narrowly missed out on the Cup Final,
3-2, to Sharks.
were up against a Milner Street team who had proved
to be very competitive in Group B – 2 wins, 2
draws and just the 1 defeat (against the group
winners). They also had the best defensive record
of all the teams in the Plate competition with
just 4 conceded (3 of those came in the same game
against the group winners).
was Milner Street who forged ahead in this game
with James Gallagher scoring his third goal in
the tournament. At half-time the English side
lead 1-0 and with their defensive record it was
going to be tough for FC Tpaktop to get back into
the game. When Daniel De Vos, a loan signing completed
on the day before the tournament, proved his worth
with a second goal that task got even tougher
for FC Tpaktop.
FC Tpaktop had an uphill task at 2-0 down then
they had a mountain to climb when they fell further
behind to James Gallagher's second of the game
to make it 3-0 to Milner Street. It was their
biggest win of the day and were they peaking at
just the right time?
was another semi-final defeat to FC Tpaktop and
we said farewell to them. Third time lucky perhaps
on their next eurofootballfives.com visit.