up was RAF versus Freshers FC as Portugal met
England. Both of these teams were regulars on
our circuit with RAF making their second appearance
of the summer.
competed at the 2022 Lisbon Tournament with
two teams competing as RAF1 and RAF2. RAF1 were
impeccable in the group phase with a 100% record
of 4 wins out of 4 (including a win over ZVC
Indoor Gent – our runners-up here in 2019).
They went through the group phase without conceding.
In the Cup Quarter-Finals they met The Basemen
and twice recovered from a goal down to force
a penalty shoot-out but went out on spot kicks.
The RAF2 team won 3 out of 4 group games to
also qualify for the Cup. They defeated Montanelas
FC 4-2 in the QF and drew 2-2 with Galacticos
in the SF but managed to win the shootout to
set up a Cup Final against CDAL. CDAL were just
too good on the day and took the title 2-0 in
Portuguese team made a fast start here in Amsterdam
going 2-0 up in the first half. Tiago Nogueira
scored twice to put his team in the driving
seat. Ricardo Pacheco, RAF goalkeeper, was called
into action before the break to make a vital
save. The second half was characterized by Freshers
FC territory and possession but RAF managed
to see the game out without conceding. Final