Kings Old Boys (Eng)

1

V

3

Black Sheep (Spa)

Celtic Craic (Ire)

2

V

2

Stamford AC (Eng)

Warranty Direct FC (Eng)

0

V

1

Black Sheep (Spa)

Kings Old Boys (Eng)

3

V

0

Stamford AC (Eng)

Celtic Craic (Ire)

0

V

1

Warranty Direct FC (Eng)

 

The next fixture in Group C saw the top of the table clash between Kings Old Boys and Black Sheep. There was only one goal between them in terms of goal difference that separated the two teams. It was in favour of Black Sheep and at half-time in this game it was also in favour of Black Sheep, 1-0, thanks to a goal from Ricard Novella.

 

From there they strengthened their grip on the game and their claim for first place as Jack Foord and David Boyd increased the lead. There was a consolation for Kings Old Boys as Adam Edwards spoilt a potential 3rd clean sheet for the Black Sheep. They won't care about that though as the 3-1 win gave them daylight at the top of Group C.

 
 
 

Celtic Craic and Stamford AC could both rightly argue they had no rewards for their considerable efforts so far. Both had played well but had no points to show for it they needed to put that right in Game 7 as fixtures were beginning to run out. Neither team could open up a comfortable lead over their opponents though and they ended up sharing the points in a game they ideally needed a win from.

 

Warranty Direct were the main beneficiaries of this outcome as they were comfortable in third place with a game in hand and could now look upwards. Anyway, a first half Julian Cornelius goal cancelled out by Danny Brogan. The second half saw another Julian Cornelius goal (3 in the tournament for him) cancelled out by James Raynes. 2-2 the final result.

 
 
 

Warranty Direct could climb into 2nd with a win in their next game but it was a tough ask against the 100% record of the Black Sheep. They kept themselves in the hunt for long periods of the game and it wasn't until the second half that we saw a breakthrough.

 

Jack Foord of Black Sheep got the goal that would see them crowned Group C champions with an impressive 4 wins out of 4 matching Luminy Wolves in Group A. For Warranty Direct they could still make the Cup but it was out of their hands now.

 
 
 

The team whose hands it was in was Kings Old Boys. They needed just a point to complete safe passage into the Cup. Stamford AC needed to better Celtic Craic's result in the next game in order to make the Plate. A lot was riding on this game. At half-time it was Kings Old Boys sitting in the box seat with a 1-0 lead.

 

From there, there was no way back for Stamford AC as they fell further behind when 1-0 became 2-0 and then 3-0. Well done to Kings Old Boys who made the Cup. Stamford AC would play in the Wooden Spoon unless Celtic Craic lost by 4 goals or more.

 
 
 

The result of Game 9 must have meant that Stamford AC became Warranty Direct supporters and hoped they could put at least four past Celtic Craic without reply. If they were Warranty Direct supporters for the game they got just the start they wanted as Simon Chandler gave the team in red the lead. Warranty Direct effectively had nothing riding on this game as they would finish 3 rd regardless but credit to them for keeping the hopes of Stamford AC alive.

 

The pressure was on Celtic Craic now not to concede further and have that pressure build and they dealt with it admirably. Although they could not get back into this game they did what they needed to do in the context of the group. As it was, a 1-0 defeat was enough to see them join Warranty Direct in the Plate.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Black Sheep (Spa)

4

4

0

0

7

1

12

Kings Old Boys (Eng)

4

3

0

1

7

4

9

Warranty Direct FC (Eng)

4

2

0

2

4

4

6

Celtic Craic (Ire)

4

0

1

3

3

6

1

Stamford AC (Eng)

4

0

1

3

4

10

1

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

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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