The Quarter-Finals of the Cup saw all 4 group winners beat the runners-up of each group so we could confidently say we had the best four teams in the tournament making the semi-final stage.

Galacticos arguably had the toughest Quarter-Final when they conquered the 2008 winners Rapid Bosco Navas. In their path to the final now stood 2008 Prague Masters champions Goldsmith Williams. Goldsmith Williams were probably emerging as slight favourites for the tournament as they had scored 24 goals to date and conceded just 2 along the way. It was always going to be an uphill task for Galacticos and it was one that proved a task too far as they had no answer to the power of Goldsmith Williams.

With Goldsmith Williams bidding to make their 3rd final in as many tournaments a hat-trick from Chris Williams helped them along their way. The 3 goals put him on 8 for the tournament but Liam Currie's goal put him one ahead on 9 for the tournament as Goldsmith Williams completed a 4-0 victory. Gary Dean in the Goldsmith goal completed his 3rd clean sheet of the tournament and probably his most impressive to date as he was the first goalkeeper to shut out Galacticos' Yaaseen Patel who had previously averaged two per game.

The second semi-final was Bulgaria versus France in what was possibly the game of the tournament. The game had an absolutely amazing atmosphere and was played in front of an enthralled crowd. The game started in a relatively straight-forward fashion as Lozenetz City took the lead through Bozhidar Gorchev's 5 th of the campaign. Ventislav Georgiev made it 2-0 and the Bulgarians were well on their way to set-up a repeat of the 2009 Prague Masters against Goldsmith Williams. The English team were well up for a repeat of that final to gain their revenge.

Luminy Wolves had other ideas though as Hugues Blanc pulled them back to 2-1. The comeback was complete when Allan Gosselin scored goal number 8 of the day for him and we were level again at 2-2. From here the game really came to life. The airhorns of joy and songs of delight from Lozenetz City had been replaced with nerves and tension. All eyes were on the game as Luminy Wolves were taking the upper-hand. Every decision in favour of the French was being jeered by the Bulgarian substitutes and spectators as the game was getting really tasty. The French then won a penalty. The referee was spot on with the decision but the spot kick was saved well by Evgeni Deliolanov in the Bulgarian goal. The Bulgarians then had two chances to turn the game back in their favour. The first was a breakaway when Luminy Wolves Naim Tarbi brought down the Bulgarian forward with a tactical foul on the halfway line. The free kick was given but nothing more and the frustration was clear to see for Lozenetz as the entire squad encroached onto the pitch to yell at the referee. The game was coming to the boil and there was still time for Loznetz City to hit the post before the full time whistle blew at 2-2.

Extra time was just as fierce but with less goalmouth opportunity and so we arrived at dreaded penalties. Whilst Luminy Wolves had missed a penalty in normal time there penalty taking in the shoot-out was exemplary with Allan Gosselin, Anthony Balzano and goalkeeper Cyril Garcia all finding the net. They did not only find the net but they almost broke the net as all strikes were hit powerfully into the roof of the net. Lozenetz City also started off with some powerful penalty taking as first Alexander Kyulev and then Ivan Stoyanov both scored. The 6 th penalty of the shoot-out was the clincher as Hristo Kyosev stepped up confidently but failed to make it 3-3. Tough luck for Kyosev as Lozenetz City were out and there dreams of 2 tournament titles in a year was over.

Luminy Wolves would meet Goldsmith Williams in the final.


Galacticos (Eng)




Goldsmith Williams (Eng)

Lozenetz City (Bul)



2 *

Luminy Wolves (Fra)

* Luminy Wolves won 3-2 on penalties

Group Phase:

Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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