Warriors were the final team to get their campaign
started when they took on Rapid Bosco Navas.
Warriors FC were making their fourth appearance
in eurofootballfives.com action. Their journey
began at the 2012 Berlin Fives playing as Bafta
Boys. They made an impressive debut in Berlin
as they won their group with 4 wins and 1 draw.
A win on penalties against 2007 Krakow Trophy
champions, Northern Monkeys, followed in the Quarter-Finals
before an exit on penalties to Shrewsbury Townsend
in the Semi-Finals. They also boasted the tournament's
top goalscorer, Joe Bardwell, who scored 14 goals
on the day. In 2013 they travelled to the Algarve
where they won their group undefeated with 3 wins
and 2 draws. They claimed a Golden Goal victory
in the Cup Quarter-Finals against Ecclesfield
Eagles before going out 1-0 to eventual winners
FC Radbroke in the Semi-Finals. In 2014 they returned
to the Algarve and played as Far Out FC. They
finished 4 th in their group to qualify for the
Plate. They won their Plate Semi-Final 2-0 over
Portugal's Galacticos before a 1-0 defeat in the
Final to 11 Esperancas Faz Clube. Joe Bardwell
picked up his second top goalscorer award with
8 goals to his name.
Bosco Navas had already warmed up with a 3-0 victory
in the opening game and were looking to make it
2 wins from 2. Before kick-off, Rapid's goalkeeper
David Garcia Gallego told us he was relishing
the opportunity of coming up against Joe Bardwell
– it was a battle that Joe Bardwell would win
as he scored in the first half. The goal was not
enough to take Walthamstow Warriors into the break
with the lead though as Rafa Martinez was showing
his own prowess in front of goal with his third
in 2 games.
was to be no further score in the second half
as the teams settled for a draw – only time would
tell if this was 1 point gained or 2 points dropped.