Kazakhstan FC (Eng)




HMS Sultan FC (Eng)


The 2011 Barca Fives Plate Final was to be contested by two teams who had grown into this tournament. Today would see both Kazakhstan FC and HMS Sultan FC pick up medals but who would take the winners medals and the coveted Plate trophy?

With six games down and one to go the teams would need to summon up one last effort to collect those winners medals. After the early exchanges it was HMS Sultan FC who took the first big step towards glory as they established a 1-0 lead by half-time courtesy of a Jason Biddulph goal. It was a lead that gave them some freedom as it forced Kazakhstan onto the attack and would inevitably lead to gaps at the back.

Sultan's Barry McCabe took full advantage to add a second and a third with one of the strikes quite exquisite and worthy of being scored in a Final. The goal in question saw him majestically scoop the ball over the advancing keeper which brought sighs of admiration and applause from the watching gallery. The Final was also witness to another superb strike as Chris Belsten rounded off the scoring for HMS Sultan as he chased a ball down the right wing and hit it on the run first time into the far corner. The keeper had no chance and it was Belsten's third goal in as many games.

It should be noted it was not all one way traffic and Kazakhstan FC certainly played their part in this Final (and the tournament as a whole) but when the referee drew the game to a close the final score was 4-1. Phillip Beeston scored what was to prove a consolation with his 5 th goal of the day a fine personal return.

Our congratulation to HMS Sultan FC and our commiserations to Kazakhstan FC. It was our pleasure to host you both and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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