much of the second period the game was fairly
even with not many chances for the teams. The
FC Miracle goalkeeper Zoltan Panka made a smart
save from a close range shot whilst at the other
end Araujo saved a thunderbolt from distance by
pushing it over the bar – neither keeper was really
troubled though. Then, the decisive moment of
this Final as Szucs took a throw-in just into
the FC Miracle half on the right hand-side Romauldas
Maciulevicius had bombed forward, not picked up
and he stole in between the two Hungarian defenders
to poke the ball home with Panka stranded.
was still a few minutes left and the game was
far from over. FC Miracle had a tough chance with
a volley at the far post that went wide and then
Araujo made a good save from another volley to
push the ball away for a corner - he'd certainly
made up for that earlier error.
the other end Bruno Barquinha had a chance to
put the game beyond doubt but dragged his shot
wide but it didn't matter. The referee blew for
full time just seconds later and it was all over
– Midshires FC had triumphed 2-1.
was a great win for the English team and they
had played superbly from their opening game right
through to the last minute of the Final. They
had picked up 7 successive wins and scored goals
for fun. Combine that with a solid defence (5
clean sheets and only 3 goals conceded) and they
were very worthy winners.
spare a thought for FC Miracle who had made a
great eurofootballfives debut and done themselves
proud throughout the competition. On another day
with a bit more luck they could well have been
send our congratulations to all the teams who
participated in what was a great day's competition.
The tournament had everything and we look forward
to seeing you all again very soon.