B began with Rapid Bosco Navas taking on Midshires
FC. Rapid Bosco Navas are one of our most capped
competing teams across our tour destinations.
They made their debut in the 2008 Barca Fives
where they completed a fine 2-1 Cup Final victory
over Scotland's Red Light Runners. Since then
they have not managed the same glory although
came close in the 2011 Barcelona Fives this April.
Their record reads;
2009: Won their group before losing on penalties
in the Cup quarter-finals.
2009: Finished joint top of their group before
going out in the Cup QF.
2010: Finished 2nd in their group before losing
on penalties in the Cup Semi-Finals.
were looking to qualify for the Cup for the 6th
successive occasion. Could their Group B opponents
stop them – first up was Midshires FC.
FC were making their debut so we knew little about
their on pitch ability. If we knew little beforehand
then we had a fair idea by the end of this game
– they were a top quality outfit. In the first-half
they had opened up a 2-0 lead with both strikes
coming from Laszlo Szucs. In the second half Romauldas
Maciulevicius made it 3-0 and secure all three
points in an impressive opening performance.