next game on Pitch C in Group D would be a key
battle that would probably decide which of these
two teams would make it to the Plate and which
would make it to the Trophy. It was Drunk Perfect
versus Bolivar who sat in 4th position and 5th
was Drunk Perfect's fifth Barcelona Fives campaign
and their group record so far read:
Played 4, Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 1, For 4, Against
8, Points 5 (3rd)
Played 4, Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 1, For 5, Against
6, Points 5 (3rd)
Played 4, Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 3, For 9, Against
8, Points 3 (4th)
Played 4, Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 2, For 9, Against
9, Points 4 (4th)
Played 4, Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 1, For 6, Against
5, Points 5 (4th) *so far.
you can see, their performance today was pretty
much par for the course based upon previous years.
They were looking to qualify for the Plate for
the third time. Bolivar had 1 previous appearance
for which they had qualified for the Trophy. On
this basis you would see Drunk Perfect held the
slight historical advantage.
was of course what happened on the pitch here
in 2016 that mattered and it was Drunk Perfect
who held the advantage in the here and now. It
was a closely fought contest and a narrow win
but Drunk Perfect did emerge victorious. It was
Carlos Pacheco Alfonso's fifth goal of the tournament
that earned his team a 1-0 win.