Arrows were looking to join Luminy Wolves at the top of Group D on 6 points as they entertained Pechakali. They got off to the worst possible start and quickly found themselves 3-0 down against their Spanish opponents. A game of two halves is an often used cliché in football but one that was absolutely perfect to describe this game. The change of ends lead to a change of fortunes and suited Arrows much more than Pechakali as Arrows embarked on a remarkable comeback. Two goals from John Gillham and a second in as many games for Jim McNama brought the teams level at 3-3. The scoring ended there and each team took a valuable point.

Going into the final round of games Kings Old Boys knew their fate would lie in the Plate competition. Pechakali could still conceivably make the Cup with a win, an Arrows defeat and a 3-goal swing in goal difference. This scenario did not look too likely though as Kings Old Boys forged ahead through Martyn Kent . A win for Kings Old Boys would mean 3 rd in the group and a, theoretically, easier tie in the Plate quarter-finals. With a one goal advantage they pressed home in the second half and took all 3 points with a 3-1 victory as Michael Diprose and Adam Edwards scored their first goals in the tournament. The defeat consigned Pechakali to 4 th place.

With news filtering through from Pitch C in the other game Arrows and Luminy Wolves knew they were both safely through to the Cup but this was no dead rubber. Pride was at stake not to mention the honour of winning the group. For Luminy Wolves there was the added incentive of maintaining their 100% winning record. The first half would yield no goals but in the second half one man would change the course of the game. That man was Allan Gossellin who scored a hat-trick that would give Luminy Wolves a 3-0 win. The goals took his Barca Fives tally to 6 and with a great chance of being the tournament's top goalscorer.

The result confirmed Luminy Wolves would win Group D on 9 points and despite defeat Arrows could console themselves that they had secured a Cup quarter-final berth.

 
Results

Arrows (Eng)

3

v

3

Pechakali (Spa)

Kings Old Boys (Eng)

3

v

1

Pechakali (Spa)

Arrows (Eng)

0

v

3

Luminy Wolves (Fra)

 
Table

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Luminy Wolves (Fra)

3

3

0

0

13

3

9

Arrows (Eng)

3

1

1

1

6

6

4

Kings Old Boys (Eng)

3

1

0

2

6

12

3

Pechakali (Spa)

3

0

1

2

4

8

1

 
Into;
 

Group Phase:

 
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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