D kicked off with our first ever competitors in
eurofootballfives.com competition from France.
Hailing from Marseille, Luminy
Wolves would meet Pechakali
of Spain in their opening contest. They took to
our tournaments like a duck to water and a goal
in each half was good enough to earn them their
first 3 points. Pechakali battled hard but the
skill, power and strength of the French team was
too much. Mehdi Yousfi scored the first of the
day with Allan Gosselin scoring the second.
Old Boys and Arrows
were both looking to emulate Luminy Wolves by
kicking their tournament off with victory. It
was Arrows who drew first blood through Joe Heath.
In the second half 1-0 became 2-0 when Jordan
Park found his way to goal before Jim McNama completed
the scoring in a 3-0 victory.
Old Boys next game was against Luminy
Wolves and we were treated to an 11 goal
thriller. There were 7 goals in the first half
alone with Luminy Wolves edging the scoring 4-3.
It was a stunning performance from Kings Old Boys
and no-one probably quite realized just how good
this performance was at the time. The French team
would concede in only two games throughout the
entire tournament (including this one) and no
more than in this half of football. It was always
going to be difficult to sustain such a performance
over the full game and in the end Luminy Wolves
pulled away in the second half to win 8-3. Martyn
Kent (2) and Danny Bell could be proud of their
goalscoring exploits for the English team. For
the men from Marseille they could thank Mehdi
Yousfi for a hat-trick, Hugues Blanc and Allan
Gossellin fired two goals each plus a strike from