afternoon knock-out phase of the 2011 Barca Fives
began with the Plate Quarter-Finals. There would
be 3 Quarter-Finals as Breckland FC had earned
themselves a bye to the Semi-Finals courtesy of
their 3rd placed finish in Group B. The three
Quarter-Finals would be contested by the teams
finishing 4th and 5th in each group.
up was Hiscox Bulls versus Kazakhstan FC on Pitch
A. Hiscox Bulls had struggled early on against
top quality opposition but in their last group
game had earned a draw to give them some form
of momentum going into this fixture. Kazakhstan
FC were generally considered favourites with a
return of four points from their group games.
the game panned out it was Kazakhstan FC who forged
ahead and took a 1-0 lead into the second half.
Their goal was scored by Mik Nelson and it put
them on their way to the Semi-Finals. Hiscox Bulls
were not to be beaten though and pulled level
to make it 1-1 and take the game into extra time.
time in our tournaments are always Golden Goal
so the match was now on a knife-edge. One moment
of brilliance or one mistake would settle it with
the team on the wrong end of the goal having their
day ended in an instant. The Golden Goal in this
tie was scored by Brian Leigh, a captain's goal,
for Kazakhstan FC and they were through. It was
the end of the tournament sadly for Hiscox Bulls.