final game of the group phase at the 2016 Barcelona
Fives and the 112th game of the tournament was
Beercelona versus Drunk Perfect. All eyes were
on the top of the table and to see if Beercelona
could make it through to the Cup competition at
the expense of the 2013 champions, Los Swallacticos.
had their fate in their own hands. If they were
to win this game results elsewhere would not matter
and they would finish second. If they were to
draw/lose then they would have to hope that Los
Swallacticos failed to beat Red Light Runners.
If they were to lose by two goals and it was a
high score draw (unlikely but possible) for Los
Swallacticos or a loss by three goals then a draw
would be enough for the team from Northern Ireland.
Perfect needed a win themselves to secure a place
in the Plate to see off the potential challenges
of Bolivar and Shahs of Sunset behind them. A
draw may be enough for them should those two other
teams fail to win. A loss would be enough if the
other two also lost. This was certainly no gimme
had started the day well with 4 wins out of 4
but since then had lost one and drawn one (admittedly
against the other two teams at the top). Momentum
can be a big factor in these tournaments and once
lost it can be hard to regain. It was therefore
going to be a big test for Beercelona as they
fell behind to a William Nelson goal. The goal
was enough to win it for Drunk Perfect.
Perfect must have been ruing their previous defeat
(3-2) to Shahs of Sunset as had they won that
then this win would have seen them in second place.
As it was Beercelona had done enough to qualify
for the Cup as news of Los Swallacticos's 1-0
defeat to Red Light Runners filtered through.
Drunk Perfect would play in the Plate this afternoon.