who would take their place in the Final from
the second Semi-Final? The two teams set to
do battle were Norfolk N Chance (Eng) against
EMC French Nuts (Fra).
would be a tough call as we had two of the top
performing teams in the tournament both in terms
of ability with the naked eye and in terms of
the statistics. EMC French Nuts were the top
scoring team in the tournament with 15 goals
and they had the best goal difference in the
tournament at +12. Norfolk N Chance weren't
too far behind with 11 goals (3rd top scorers)
and the second best goal difference at +9. The
two teams shared third place for the best defence
but had the best defence of the teams still
in the competition.
the game kicked-off it was Norfolk N Chance
who took the early initiative as Calum Yelland
put his side ahead with his first of the tournament
and what a time to get it! Joe Sames had been
prolific throughout the tournament and he bagged
goal #7 to make it 2-0. EMC French Nuts had
a mountain to climb to get back into this but
they halved the deficit before half-time as
Bruno Abjean's 6th of the event made it 2-1.
game was perfectly poised as we kicked off the
second half. All games had been tight so far
in the Cup either going to pens or being won
by the odd goal and this game was no different.
EMC French Nuts completed their comeback to
2-2 with Alexis Bellec claiming his fifth goal
of the day. There was still time to go but momentum
was with EMC French Nuts. It's to Norfolk N
Chance's great credit that they swung the game
back in their favour as Joe Sames second goal
of the game put his team back in front at 3-2.
It proved to be the goal that clinched his side
a place in the Cup Final on debut as Norfolk
N Chance claimed a superb victory.
was disappointment for EMC French Nuts but they
had played superbly debut and it was an impressive