final thing to wrap up in Round 4 was Club Esportiu
Llefia versus Real Sosobad. The champions title
defence was hanging in the balance with 1 win,
1 draw and 1 defeat so far. With Naranjitos, Leek
High Boys and Smithfields OAPs all winning on
pitches A, B and C nothing less than a win would
be good enough for the Spanish team to keep their
title defence alive.
Sosobad had found it hard going at the Barcelona
Fives so far with three defeats in three games
so this was hardly the fixture they needed – against
the defending champions and just after Club Esportiu
Llefia had suffered their first defeat in two
seasons. Beware the wounded animal.
Esportiu Llefia came out fighting and recorded
their record Barcelona Fives victory. Their 8-0
win here eclipsed their 5-0 win in the Cup Final
last year – also against Irish opposition (the
Alabama Hotpockets). The win kept them just 2
points off the second Cup qualification place.
goals incidentally went to Alfred Jimenez de Andres
(5), Sergi Garcia Anguile, Alberto Martin Montes
and Sergio Rodriguez Viejo.