Kings Old Boys (Eng)

2

V

1

Celtic Craic (Ire)

Black Sheep (Spa)

2

V

0

Stamford AC (Eng)

Warranty Direct FC (Eng)

0

V

1

Kings Old Boys (Eng)

Celtic Craic (Ire)

0

V

1

Black Sheep (Spa)

Stamford AC (Eng)

2

V

3

Warranty Direct FC (Eng)

 

Group C kicked off with some familiar faces and friends of eurofootballfives.com as Kings Old Boys met Celtic Craic. Kings Old Boys competed in the 2009 Barca Fives making the Plate Semi-Finals and along the way proved they are an unusual English team they won a penalty shoot-out! In the 2010 Amsterdam Fives they proved to be a stronger outfit and made it through to the Cup Semi-Finals where they suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to eventual champions Goldsmith Williams. In the 2009 Barca Fives Kings Old Boys met Luminy Wolves losing 8-3 (the most goals the French team conceded in one game) but must be relieved they avoided them in the group stage this year.

 

Celtc Craic are the second Irish team in the draw as they make their second eurofootballfives.com appearance. They made their debut in the 2010 Prague Masters when a hangover-effected performance saw them struggle in a tough group. They come to Barcelona looking to improve on their Prague results. Based upon 2010 performance you would make Kings Old Boys favourites but Celtic Craic were looking an improved side. Although improved they could not prevent Alan Jones giving Kings Old Boys a 1-0 half-time lead.

 

From there it remained tough and when the final whistle blew Kings Old Boys had edged it 2-1 thanks to Paul Veasey scoring the eventual winner. Julian Cornelius scored Celtic Craic's first Barcelona goal.

 
 
 

In Game 2 of Group C it was Black Sheep making their first appearance since June 2009 where they finished second in their group to qualify for the Cup Quarter-Finals. At this stage they said farewell losing a penalty shoot-out to the eventual winners, Anglo Knights. They met debutants Stamford AC. Black Sheep were also the sister squad of Equipo A, who were going well in Group A, so were expected to be strong.

 

Stamford AC put up a good fight but were unable to keep their opponents out as Fernando Galea and Jack Foord both scored to give the Spanish a 2-0 win.

 
 
 

The final team to begin their campaign in Group C was Warranty Direct who return to Barcelona as reigning Plate champions from the 2010 tournament. They played in the 2010 Valencia Fives where they were unfortunate to draw the group of death which featured 3 of the 4 finalists in Cup and Plate competition. They will be hoping for a kinder draw in Barcelona and pick up another set of medals. We expected them to be well matched against Kings Old Boys and a good honest, physical encounter ensued.

 

The teams battled hard and when the deadlock was broken it was Mike Diprose who gave Kings Old Boys an important lead, 1-0 at the break. In the second half both defences kept it tight and there was no further scoring. Kings Old Boys sat proudly on top of Group C.

 
 
 

Looking to join Kings Old Boys at the top were Black Sheep. Spain took on Ireland as they met Celtic Craic. In what was looking like a very tight group the teams went into the interval all square at 0-0. Black Sheep were proving to be a tough team to break down and they managed to keep a second successive clean sheet.

 

At the other end they managed to break Celtic Craic resistance and the back of Damian Ryan's net as David Boyd scored the only goal to give Spain victory.

 
 
 

Stamford AC and Warranty Direct met next looking for the result that would kickstart their tournament challenge. It was the latter who started the better racing into a 2-0 lead through Rory Buckley and Mark Shatliff.

 

Stamford AC fought back through James Raynes and then Max Priestman to put them right back in this game. It was not enough though as Shatliff's second goal of the game ensured a 3-2 victory in the favour of Warranty Direct as they moved into 3rd place.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Black Sheep (Spa)

2

2

0

0

3

0

6

Kings Old Boys (Eng)

2

2

0

0

3

1

6

Warranty Direct FC (Eng)

2

1

0

1

3

3

3

Celtic Craic (Ire)

2

0

0

2

1

3

0

Stamford AC (Eng)

2

0

0

2

2

5

0

 
 
 
Group Phase
 
 
Wooden Spoon
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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