on Saturday 10 th October, Barcelona where were
you for the last eurofootballfives.com Plate Final
of the 2015 season as Drunk Perfect met Hardly
Athletic. It was Spain versus England and with
Equipo de Cristhian winning the Trophy it could
be a second success for Spain over English opposition
Perfect were appearing in their second eurofootballfives.com
Final at the fourth time of asking. They were
in excellent form having won 2 games, drawn 2
(one converted to a win via a penalty shoot-out)
but did have 2 defeats to their name. They had
scored 12 goals along the way, conceded 11 (5
of which were in the same game) and were on a
run of three games unbeaten. In their previous
eurofootballfives.com final they drew the 2013
Trophy Final, 1-1, before losing out on penalties.
were appearing in their first eurofootballfives.com
Final at the very first time of asking. They had
4 wins to date, 1 draw and 1 defeat to their name
with 13 goals scored and conceding 9 along the
way. In pure statistical analysis Hardly Athletic
would the start the game as favourites.
referee blew for kick-off and the action began
from the start, Hardly Athletic were the team
on the front foot and looking to take the game
to their opponents. They almost got off to the
perfect start when Oliver Green saw his shot rebound
off the post. Hardly Athletic would not have to
wait too much longer though to make the breakthrough.
Tom Nash had three goals to his name already today
and he opened the scoring here for 1-0.
Athletic were in the groove and a slick passing
move saw them go 2-0 up with Tom Nash finishing
things off to take him to 5 for the tournament.
The referee blew for half-time and Hardly Athletic
were in control of this one.
sub-theme of the day was the madcap antics of
the Drunk Perfect goalkeeper Mariano Sanz. He
was certainly man of the match in the entertainment
stakes with the crowd cheering and heckling his
every touch he played up to it in good spirits
and it certainly lead to some interesting goalkeeping
that Bruce Grobbelaar would have been proud of.
In one such moment he conceded a penalty which
gave Tom Nash the chance for a hat-trick. Sanz
then turned from zero to hero as he saved the
penalty. For Hardly Athletic it ultimately would
not matter as they saw the game out to claim a
fine 2-0 victory.
teams had played their part in a great final which
was watched by a good crowd on Pitch D. Our congratulations
go to Drunk Perfect for a fine tournament as they
collected their runners-up medals it was the
second time they had runners-up medals, winners
ones next time?
congratulations go to Hardly Athletic whose journey
to Barcelona was a successful one they had some
extra luggage to take home as they claimed their
first eurofootballfives.com honours, the winning
trophy, winners medals and the crown of
2015 Barcelona Fives Plate Champions.