would meet North London in the Semi-Finals? The
two teams taking the field for the honour were
Club Esportiu Llefia and Walthamstow Warriors.
Both teams had played well this morning and both
teams maintained an unbeaten record with 2 wins
and 2 draws each. Despite finishing second in
their group Walthamstow Warriors had scored 12
and conceded just 6. Club Esportiu Llefia had
won Group B scoring 9 and conceding 7.
was Walthamstow Warrior's fourth eurofootballfives.com
appearance and third Cup Quarter-Final. They had
a 100% success record in their previous two Quarter-Finals
although they had been close run things. At the
2012 Berlin Fives they beat 2007 Krakow Trophy
winners Northern Monkeys on penalties after a
2-2 draw. At the 2013 Algarve Open they beat Ecclesfield
Eagles 2-1 in Golden Goal extra time.
Esportiu Llefia were on debut and so making their
own history. This game was the proverbial game
of two halves with the first half very much in
favour of the Spanish team. Goals from Alberto
Martin Montes, Daniel Martin Montes and Alfred
Jimenez De Andres saw Club Esportiu Llefia race
into a 3-0 half-time lead.
Warriors struck back in the second half through
Pete Talbot to reduce the deficit to 3-1. Club
Esportiu Llefia were still in a comfortable position
but when Pete Talbot struck again to make it 3-2
that position was looking far less rosy. Club
Esportiu Llefia were suddenly on the ropes but
they were saved by the bell, or rather the referee's
final whistle, as time ran out on Walthamstow
was an epic game and it was a shame we had to
say farewell to one of these teams. It was good
to see Walthamstow Warriors on tour again and
we hope they enjoyed their Barcelona football
weekend with eurofootballfives.com.