2013 Barcelona Fives Cup competition was the hardest
ever to qualify for with 2nd place in a 5-team
group not guaranteed to make the elite 8 teams
so well done to everyone who had made it this
first Cup Quarter-Final saw ADP Netherlands 1
versus Sporting Gingham. It was the Group A winners
versus the best 2nd place team in the group phase
although both teams had a record of 3 wins and
1 defeat to their names.
therefore expected a close encounter and that's
what we witnessed as the teams shared the spoils
in the opening period to go in level at 1-1. Jeroen
Quispel scored for the Dutch team and Craig Spooner
scored for the English side.
the second half and the game was just as evenly
matched. Neither team could find a way through
their opponent's defence and we reached full-time
still level at 1-1. A penalty shoot-out would
decide which of these two teams would progress
and who would sit out the rest of the day.
teams are not renowned for their penalty taking
skills either at the professional level or in
eurofootballfives.com competitions but Sporting
Gingam showed how it should be done. Joe Humphreys,
Saw Wowk and Ben Farrett all found the net and
won the shoot-out 3-1 to go through.
was farewell to ADP Netherlands as their first
team joined their second team with a Quarter-Final
exit. We thank them for making the trip from Amsterdam
and it was our pleasure to see you in Barcelona
at the tournament and at our socials.