Red Light Runners (Ire)

3

V

0

Unbelievable Technippers (Eng)

Bolivar (Spa)

2

v

1

Athletico de Leave (Eng)

Los Swallacticos (Nir)

0

v

0

Beercelona (Eng)

Shahs of Sunset (Eng)

3

V

2

Drunk Perfect (Spa)

 

There were two games left for each team to finish as high up in the Group D table as possible. Red Light Runners were in pole position with 15 points, a 3 point lead over second place and a four point lead over third place. They were not in a position to relax though as they were due to play the third placed team in the final round and so to be sure of a berth in the Cup they needed a win here.

Their opponents would be Unbelievable Technippers. They were struggling in 7th position at the moment with 2 draws and 3 defeats thus far. As things stood they would be eliminated but they were only a couple of points from fifth position you feel anything they could muster from this game would be a bonus.

The task ahead of Unbelievable Technippers was huge the Red Light Runners not only had a 100% record today but throughout their group phase career in our tournaments. When you take into today's games so far plus the 2008 Krakow Trophy and 2008 Barca Five, Red Light Runners had played 12 and won 12. They had scored 56 and conceded just 9.

Win #13 never looked in doubt and it was Cory Gallagher who stole the show. He scored his first hat-trick in eurofootballfives.com action that took his tally to the day to 9 goals. He was one of a handful of players in real contention for the top goalscorer award today. Red Light Runners had guaranteed their place in the Cup with a game to spare.

Unbelievable Technippers should just forget this game and hope other Round 6 results had gone their way to give them a shout of qualification in Round 7.

 
 
 

The next game in Group D was Bolivar versus Athletico De Leave. It was becoming crunch time for these two teams with just one further game to come after this one. Bolivar could secure knock-out football with a win as they would guarantee Trophy football at the very least. Athletico De Leave still had a chance to qualify for the Trophy themselves but needed a result in this one.

If Athletico De Leave needed to draw inspiration we had just seen Ladzio in Group B on zero points after 5 rounds defeat 3rd place and Cup chasing Prospe FC. Athletico De Leave could really do with repeating that feat. If they were to do so they would need to do it from behind as Ramires Arnez Jimenez gave Bolivar a 1-0 lead.

Athletico De Leave had picked up their first point of the day in a 2-2 draw last time out and had Vivek Deva to thank for one of those goals. Vivek Deva was on the scoresheet again as he drew his team level at 1-1. Could Athletico De Leave go on and hit the front?

Sadly for them they slipped behind again as Jonathan Donaire put Bolivar 2-1 ahead which is how the game finished. A crucial win for the local Spanish team.

 
 
 

The game on Pitch C was the big one in Round 6 of Group D. With Red Light Runners seemingly on their way through to the Cup (as we have seen above this was confirmed to be the case) this game could be the decider in who would join the Irish team in the Cup. The match was Los Swallacticos versus Beercelona.

There was 1 point between the two teams at the start of play with Beercelona holding the advantage. Therefore a win for them would guarantee them a berth in the Cup. A draw would give Beercelona the advantage going into the final round of fixtures especially when you consider Los Swallacticos had Red Light Runners to come. A win for Los Swallacticos would give them a great chance of going through and heap the pressure on to Beercelona.

As with many big games we expected this to be tight and the two teams proved it on the field of play. There was nothing to separate the sides and when the referee blew for full-time neither team could find a successful path to goal. The two defences and goalkeepers were on top and you sense that was a better result for Beercelona than Los Swallacticos. The English team held the advantage going into Round 7.

 
 
 

We would finish Round 6 of Group D with Shahs of Sunset versus Drunk Perfect. Shahs of Sunset could avoid elimination with a win which would put them in the Trophy qualification places and a chance to kick on to make the Plate. For Drunk Perfect they could guarantee a place in the Plate and have a chance of making the Cup as they would play Beercelona in their final fixture.

A draw would be good enough for Drunk Perfect to virtually seal their place in the Plate but end any Cup hopes. The point for Shahs of Sunset would edge them closer to the Trophy with a game against the team at the bottom to come.

We were treated to a five goal thriller and at the final reckoning it was Shahs of Sunset who emerged on top. Adrian Satue came to the fore with two goals for the Shahs of Sunset whilst Carlos Pacheco Alfonso and Damien Legal were on target for Drunk Perfect. What proved to be the winning goal of the game was the Shahs of Sunset's third goal it came from Anes Jusic.

The win from Shahs of Sunset put them just two points behind their opponents in this game and had avoided elimination. Drunk Perfect were still sitting pretty in the Place qualification places.

 
 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Red Light Runners (Ire)

6

6

0

0

16

2

18

Beercelona (Eng)

6

4

1

1

15

3

13

Los Swallacticos (Nir)

6

3

3

0

12

2

12

Drunk Perfect (Spa)

6

2

2

2

9

8

8

Bolivar (Spa)

6

2

1

3

4

7

7

Shahs of Sunset (Eng)

6

2

0

4

5

12

6

Unbelievable Technippers (Eng)

6

0

2

4

3

14

2

Athletico de Leave (Eng)

6

0

1

5

3

19

1

 
 
 
Group A
 

 
Group B
 

 
Group C
 

 
Group D
 

 
 
 
Trophy
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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