first final of the day was the Wooden Spoon Final
as the two teams would battle it out for the coveted
prize of literally a wooden spoon!
the Wooden Spoon Final's provide some of the most
entertaining games of our tournaments and this
one didn't disappoint. Often it's the carefree
attitude of the teams and often the timing of
the Final means there are plenty of spectator's
cheering the teams on from the sideline creating
a cracking atmosphere. It's a chance for teams
who have maybe struggled to try and end the day
on a high.
two teams on show were AFC Basemen and Son Les
Onze. Both teams can consider themselves unlucky
to finish in 5th place in the table in their respective
groups. For example, AFC Basemen were ahead more
often than they were behind. They drew two and
lost their other two group games by the odd goal
(having lead in both). They also took points off
the Group A winners, Maresmex. In the case of
Sons Les Onze they had a good win against Old
Boys Magic Blue Dublin to their name.
the game underway there was nothing to divide
the teams in the opening period. In the second
half the deadlock was broken and it was captain
Robbie Heywood who gave his team the initiative.
AFC Basemen moved into a dominant position when
Andy Mowll made it 2-0. That combined with their
third clean sheet of the tournament and AFC Basemen
Basemen were our Wooden Spoon winners today –
congratulations to them. The debate rages on regarding
whether the Wooden Spoon should be collected by
the team that wins the match or the team that
loses it. As winners, AFC Basemen had the honour
of choosing and they nominated to collect the
prize as a souvenir of their tour!