were now getting to the business end of the tournament
and into the Trophy Semi-Finals. The one thing
that was guaranteed was that we would have an
English team in the Final as El Combe Old Boys
met Bayer Own Beer in the first Semi-Final.
Combe Old Boys came into the game with a +3 goal
difference for the day (impressive for a team
in the Trophy) and with just one defeat today
would be the team to beat. They continued to boast
the best defence at this level with just 5 goals
conceded but that would be severely tested in
this game as Bayer Own Beer had scored 16 goals
in 5 games.
was the defence of El Combe Old Boys who held
sway in the first half as they blunted the Bayer
Own Beer attack. At the other end, Andrew Hampshire's
fourth strike of the day meant that El Combe Old
Boys held the upper hand going into the second
Faure doubled the lead after the break to put
El Combe Old Boys into a 2-0 lead which proved
unassailable. Andy Gartshore in the El Combe goal
preserved his clean sheet to ensure his team would
be playing in the Trophy Final.
Own Beer were out but they'd had a superb day
ending the tournament as the joint third highest
scoring team of the day. Aaron Turner finished
joint 2 nd and Ollie Clarke 5 th in the top goalscorer
classification. We hope we will see them on tour
again in the future.