Skackney FC (NZ)




Spider Mans & Eagle (Eng)

Ladzio FC (Eng)




Tommy Hilfiger (Hol)


Plate Semi-Final time and things were getting interesting. We were now 6 games from the conclusion of the inaugural Amsterdam Sixes with 4 teams in contention for the Plate and 4 teams for the Cup. We began with the Plate Semi-Finals and up first was FC Skackney against Spider Mans & Eagle.


FC Skackney qualified for this stage by finishing in third position in Group A with Spider Mans & Eagle taking fourth position in Group B. The two teams had very similar records in the group phase with both winning 3 of their 5 fixtures and picking up 9 points. FC Skackney had the best defensive record of the two teams with 4 goals conceded (compared to Spider Mans 6 goals). Spider Mans & Eagle were much more potent in front of goal with 17 goals scored compared to the 8 for FC Skackney. It is worth noting though that Group B (Spider Mans' group) was a much higher scoring group with 68 goals compared to 38 in Group A.


That said, Spider Mans & Eagle were the second highest scoring team in the group phase. They were adding to their tally in the first half here when Ryan Stevens put his team 1-0 up. The goal took him to double figures for the tournament.


In the second half, 1-0 became 2-0 for Spider Mans & Eagle as Sam A'Court doubled the lead. It was a 10th goal in for him which made him the seventh man in Spider Mans' colours to record this achievement.


Skackney FC were unable to get on the score-sheet themselves and we unfortunately had to say goodbye to them. They were Plate Semi-Finalists at the 2016 Barcelona Fives and now also again at the 2017 Amsterdam Sixes. Maybe it will be third time lucky and a first European final on their next adventure.


Spider Mans & Eagle had booked their space in the Plate Final. The two teams set to do battle for the second berth in the final were Ladzio FC and Tommy Hilfiger.


Ladzio FC qualified for this stage by finishing in third position in Group B. They began the day by reeling off 3 wins on the spin but missed out on the Cup with 1 point from the final 6 available. They finished the group with a draw and then a loss so were looking to change the momentum of their fortunes. They were 2 wins from success.


Tommy Hilfiger's form was heading in the other direction. They began with a 0-0 draw before two defeats. It looked like they could well be heading for elimination before two victories propelled them into the Plate qualification places.


In an entertaining first half both teams were amongst the goals with Jas Bhattle and Osman Mohammed Ahmed both scoring their fourth goals of the tournament. Frantz and Luis Moreno Tello were both on target for Tommy Hilfiger. It set the scene perfectly for the second half.


The second half was quieter in terms of goals and should the game remain at 2-2 then we'd need penalties to decide the tie. A penalty shoot-out was not required though as a second half-strike would settle the tie. Cometh the hour, cometh the main and that man was Luis Moreno Tello again. He scored his fifth goal of the tournament and it was arguably his most important.


The day was over for Ladzio FC, thank you for participating and supporting the tournament. We hope to see you next season.

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