quick glance over to the adjacent Pitch B would
see The Spice Boys versus Prospe FC. This game
was huge – both teams had a chance of qualifying
for the Cup and both had been on fire until Round
6 where they suffered defeat. The teams quickly
had to regroup for one last push in Group B.
was advantage The Spice Boys as they held a 3
point lead over their opponents so they knew that
a draw would be enough for them to qualify for
the Cup. They were still in with a shout of winning
Group B if they bettered Skidmarks result or if
they equaled Skidmarks result they needed a 3
goal swing in goal difference to their benefit.
the Prospe FC perspective, only a win would be
good enough. They would then move level with The
Spice Boys but needed a 2 goal win to go level
on goal difference. The Spice Boys had scored
more so effectively Prospe FC needed a 3 goal
win. Prospe FC even had an outside shot at the
Group B title if they won and Skidmarks lost with
a 5 goal swing in goal difference.
FC slipped up last time out but they produced
the goods here as Javier Ortega scored a double
to put his team in charge. It wasn't really about
win/lose/draw now for The Spice Boys as their
immediate goal was to prevent Prospe FC extending
their lead to three goals. They did just that
as Samuel Oduntan pulled a goal back to make it
2-1. That goal effectively sealed their Cup qualification.
FC ultimately paid the price for that 2-0 loss
to Ladzio FC in the last round as they finished
third to qualify for the Plate.