on Saturday 19th October, Barcelona where were
you for the last eurofootballfives.com Plate Final
of the 2013 season as JF & The Pullbacks met
The Depo Allstars. It was England versus Ireland
and with Deportivo Dooradoyle winning the Trophy
it could be a second success for Ireland today.
& The Pullbacks
& The Pullbacks were appearing in their first
eurofootballfives.com Final having reached 2 Quarter-Finals
(Plate in 2011 Valencia Fives, Cup in 2012 Krakow
Trophy) and 1 Semi-Final (Plate also in 2012 Krakow
Trophy). They had performed superbly today with
4 victories, 1 draw and just the 1 defeat. They
had scored 10 goals and conceded just 3 along
Depo Allstars were on debut and taking to eurofootballfives
football like ducks to water. They also had 4
wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat to their name with 10
goals and conceding just 4 along the way.
two teams records today were virtually identical
and they had met earlier in the day back in Group
E where they played out a 0-0 draw. There was
nothing between the two teams and you'd be a brave
man to pick a winner!
reached half-time all level at 0-0 which meant
three halves of football between these teams without
a goal. As the game went on it increasingly looked
like the game was heading for a draw and we would
need penalties to split these two teams.
there was a game defining moment and one moment
of inspiration that settled this Plate Final and
determined the destination of the Plate trophy.
Tom Kelleher struck for the Depo Allstars and
it was Ireland's second success of the day. His
goal earned his team a 1-0 win and marked a great
debut for his team.
JF & The Pullbacks it was a great day's play
and they had come so close to picking up their
first win. Even though they had made the Cup in
Krakow last year I would say this was their best
performance yet in eurofootballfives.com competition.
teams had played their part in a great final which
was watched by a good crowd on Pitch D. Our congratulations
go to JF & The Pullbacks for a fine tournament
as they collected their runners-up medals they
showed us they can certainly compete on the European
stage. Bigger congratulations go to The Depo Allstars
who claim their first eurofootballfives.com honours,
the winning trophy, winners medals and the crown
2013 Barcelona Fives Plate Champions.