were at the 2018 Amsterdam Sixes Cup Semi-Finals
stage and from the 12 teams who signed up for
the tournament we were down to the final 4.
We had travelling teams from Belarus and England
looking to take the prized trophy on the return
flight home. We also had Dutch team looking
to keep the aforementioned trophy within the
borders of the Netherlands.
first Cup Semi-Final would be contested by Cheesecake
FC and SDZ3. Cheesecake FC were the stand out
team in Group A with a 100% record from their
first 5 games. They scored a sensational 18
goals going forward whilst being strong at the
back conceding just 2.
was Cheesecake FC's seventh Cup Semi-Final in
our tournaments and matched their achievement
from last year. Last year they went out 2-1
to Toros. This year they were aiming to reach
their third eurofootballfives.com Cup Final.
finished second in Group B where they finished
with 4 wins out of 5. That one solitary defeat
came to CIS Committee. SDZ3 had also scored
18 goals but conceded 4 in total. SDZ3 were
on debut and so this was their first taste of
knock-out action in our events.
was the Dutch who lead at half-time Roger
Van Der Zwan with his fifth goal of the tournament.
Cheesecake FC avoided going out to Dutch opposition
for the second year in a row though as they
hit back to win it 3-2 after the break. Kevin
Raphael struck his 9th and 10th of the tournament
either side of Justin Rees' 4th strike of the
day was over for SDZ3 on the pitch at least.
It was a great debut and on another day they
could easily have gone a step further into the
final. For the record, their final goal of the
tournament was scored by Luigi Janssen.