Trophy (our third tier competition) Quarter-Finals
would kick-off the knock-out phase of the 2015
Barcelona Fives. We had 9 teams to whittle down
to 8 to feature in the main Quarter-Final draw
so we would have a play-off between the two teams
ranked #24 and #25 in the tournament to settle
the final Quarter-Final berth. Those two teams
would be FC Maroon and Legends of the Vale.
was our third 25-team format and would be the
second time the Trophy play-off was required after
Wrexham Rednecks had to withdraw at this stage
of the tournament in 2015 due to injuries. With
FC Maroon and Legends of the Vale both down to
the bare bones in terms of player numbers this
could have happened here but both teams soldiered
2013, the only previous Trophy play-off we had
ADP Dream Team of Spain defeat RAF Fylingdales
of England 3-0. This game would also be a one-sided
affair as FC Maroon showed no mercy on their opponents.
Matt Alawi had scored in every game except the
opener and he kept up his record by scoring twice
to make it 2-0 and set FC Maroon on their way.
there FC Maroon never looked back with Matt Alawi
going on to make his hat-trick, James Alawi scoring
twice and Rich Mason also adding a couple. Legends
of the Vale did have a consolation and it was
some highlight with captain Tim Harris scoring
from his own half.
final score was 7-1 and FC Maroon progressed to
the Quarter-Finals. On the pitch, Legends of the
Vale's day was done. They would collect the Wooden
Spoon award in the tournament presentation.