A would be wrapped up with Melee FC and Shahs
of Sunset. Melee FC only needed a draw to win
the Group and secure Cup qualification. A defeat
would see them part of a 3-way tie with Shahs
of Sunset and ADP Netherlands 1. Given current
goal difference it would hand the title to the
Dutch and they could slip to third with a 2-goal
deficit. Shahs of Sunset needed a 2-goal win for
2nd and a 7-goal win for the title. Anything less
and they were in the Plate.
you might expect from a top of the table encounter
there was little to choose between the two teams
and half-time came and went with the scores level
at 0-0. As it stood Melee FC were happy but there
was still time for Shahs of Sunset to change that.
deadlock was then broken by Anes Jusic in what
was a huge goal in the context of the group. The
fates of Melee FC and Shahs of Sunset were delicately
balanced. Just one more goal in this match would
have massive repercussions. Shahs of Sunset desperately
needed it but it eluded them and the match finished
was a valiant effort by the Shahs as although
they finished joint top they would also finish
third on goal difference and miss out on the Cup.
It was harsh on them as with just one narrow defeat
they would go into the Plate. For Melee FC, they
were into the final 8 and the Cup Quarter-Final
draw. ADP Netherlands 1 had won the Group A title.