Ealing Expendables (Eng)

0

V

2

Bolivar (Spa)

Giggs Boson FC (Eng)

3

V

2

Shahs of Sunset (Eng)

 

We were down to the final four teams in our Trophy competition they were Ealing Expendables, Shahs of Sunset, Bolivar and Giggs Boson FC. The first of those two played in the 2015 Lisbon Tournament Plate Semi-Final and if results went the right way they would be contesting the 2016 Barcelona Fives Trophy Final.

To make that happen Ealing Expendables would first have to get past Bolivar. We mentioned Ealing Expendables were now 3 out of 3 in Quarter-Finals after their win a moment ago. Their Semi-Final record was less good 0 from 2. Could this be their moment to reach their debut European final?

Bolivar seemed to have a liking for the Trophy and now had 4 wins from 4 games at this level. They were looking to be the first team in eurofootballfives.com history to retain a Trophy title.

The Spanish team's hopes of achieving that feat took a turn for the better when Jonathan Donaire scored for the third game in a row to make it 1-0. His personal form and his team's form got even better when Jonathan Donaire made it 2-0 and they booked their place in the final.

It was sadly déjà vu for Ealing Expendables who left at the Semi-Final stage for the third time in a row. Will it be fourth time lucky at their next tournament for Ealing Expendables to try and overcome this Semi-Final curse that seems to hang over them.

 
 
 

So, who would meet Bolivar in the Final? Would it be Giggs Boson FC or Shahs of Sunset. The only thing we knew for sure was that it would be an England v Spain final.

Giggs Boson FC came into the game with renewed vigour having secured their long-awaited third win of the day last time out. Shahs of Sunset had just secured their third consecutive win on the bounce and were looking to reach a second European final in a row. They reached the Plate Final in Lisbon last year where they picked up runners-up medals after a 2-0 defeat to Frank Hirth B.

Anes Jusic was proving to be the main marksman for Shahs of Sunset today. He had 5 goals in his previous 3 games and he was the man of the moment again as he gave Shahs of Sunset a 1-0 lead. The lead did not last for long as Will Davis's seventh goal of the day put Giggs Boson FC on level terms.

Adrian Satue's third of the tournament for Shahs of Sunset put them back in the lead at 2-1. Giggs Boson FC were showing true resilience as they bounced back to make it 2-2 with Conor Lawson taking his tally for the day to 5.

Could Shahs of Sunset take the lead again? If they were to do so they would need to equalize first as Giggs Boson hit the front with Conor Lawson's second of the game. They lead for the first time but just at the right time. Final score, 3-2.

It was all over for Shahs of Sunset for this year. A valiant effort with just 5 fit players at the end and we thank them for their continued support of our tournaments.

 
 
 
 
 
Group A
 

 
Group B
 

 
Group C
 

 
Group D
 

 
 
 
Trophy
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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