in Group D we had Elcombe Old Boys versus Dynamo
Fucdarest 2. This was set-up to be a cracker.
The first thing to note was that it was a top
of the table clash. Both teams brought a 100%
record to the table. Elcombe Old Boys lead the
way on goal difference (+10) compared to Dynamo
Fucdarest 2 (+7) but both had been on fine form
today. Both teams had effectively qualified for
the Cup as 9 points would be enough to go through
as one of the best 2 nd placed finishers but obviously
the Group D title was at stake.
Old Boys had previously tasted Group success in
the past when they won Group E at the 2013 Barcelona
Fives with a 100% record and they started this
game as if they meant business to emulate that
feat. Matt Hall set them on their way before Alan
Ritchie and Peter Lewis opened their personal
accounts for the day. 3-0 at half-time and the
game was as good as over for a team that had yet
to concede. Matt Hall added his second of the
game to make it 4-0 and record a fine victory.
Old Boys were certainly a team to watch in the
latter stages – they were the top scoring team
in the group phase, possessed the best defence
and were the only team to emerge from the groups
with a 100% record.
Fucdarest 2 would naturally be disappointed but
ultimately the defeat had not done their tournament
hopes much damage (save for a potential knock
in confidence). They would still go through to
the Cup and if they could regain their form were
3 wins from tournament success.
though to both teams who had been superb throughout
the morning phase.