fourth game in Round 3 was arguably the tie of
the round and it promised to be an intriguing
contest as Me Toca Tirar entertaind Elcombe Old
mentioned earlier that this was Elcombe Old Boys
fourth Barcelona Fives in a row but this was their
6 th eurofootballfives.com tournament in total.
They made a successful debut in the 2010 Algarve
Open as Vodafone FC where they were drawn in the
Group of Death and progressed to the final of
the Plate competition. They emerged as worthy
winners after a 3-2 victory. In the 2012 Mallorca
Tournament, they entered two teams as Vodafone
Rangers and Elcombe Old Boys. The latter finished
4th in their 6 team group and played in the Plate
competition but were unable to emulate 2010 glory
as they went down 2-0 in the Semi-Finals.
2013 Barcelona Fives was their joint best performance
to date on the pitch where they topped their group
with a 100% record. They won their Cup QF on penalties
against Spain's ADP Allstars before a 3-1 loss
in the Semi-Finals to the eventual winners, Los
Swallacticos. The 2014 Barcelona Fives wasn't
quite as successful as 3 draws in 4 games stunted
their group progress which meant they qualified
for the Trophy. From there they swept to glory
with a 5-0 Quarter-Final win, 2-0 Semi-Final win
and another 5-0 win over German side SV Zoo in
the Final. They were back on Cup form at the 2015
Barcelona Fives winning Group D with a 100% record.
In the knock-out phase they beat Rapid Bosco Navas
in the Quarter-Final before a 1-1 draw in the
Semi-Final against Ireland's Alabama Hotpockets.
The game went to penalties and Elcombe Old Boys
missed out 3-2 in the shoot-out.
today's form, Me Toca Tirar and Elcombe Old Boys
looked evenly matched both claiming 4 points from
a possible 6. There was not much to separate the
two teams on the pitch but separated they were.
A solitary strike from Alejandro Del Hierro (his
fifth of the tournament) was sufficient to give
Me Toca Tirar all 3 points as they took sole occupancy
of second place in the table.