Bosco Navas were back in action against FC Maroon.
The Spanish team had qualified for the Cup in
7 successive appearances from 2008 until the last
2 years when they'd had to settle for the Plate.
Today, they were back on the trail of Cup qualification.
Their full record reads:
2009: Won their group before losing on penalties
in the Cup quarter-finals.
2009: Finished joint top of their group
before going out in the Cup QF.
2010: Finished 2nd in their group before
losing on penalties in the Cup Semi-Finals.
2011: Finished 2nd in their group behind
eventual winners Midshires FC. Then, went on and
Lost 3-0 in Cup Semi-Finals to Hungary's FC Miracle.
2012: Finished joint top of their group before
losing to Hungary's Budapest Celtic Pumas via
2013: Finished fourth in their group and
knocked out in the Trophy Semi-Finals.
2014: Finished third in their group and knocked
out in the Plate Quarter-Finals.
Maroon were finding life difficult this morning
before kick-off they were two men down due to
illness and picked up an injury in the previous
fixture which meant they were down to the bare
bones in terms of numbers. It is to their credit
that they remained particularly competitive in
this game. In fact, at half-time there was nothing
to split the two teams a Matt Alawi strike for
FC Maroon and a Luigi Beatus strike for Rapid
Bosco Navas cancelled each other out.
the second half Rapid Bosco Navas scored the go
ahead goal (as our American friends would say)
courtesy of Rafa Martinez. It was his fourth of
the morning and it was a strike that would earn
his team all 3 points.