Results
 

Club Esportiu Llefia (Spa)

3

V

0

Argon'ze B (Fra)

Toe Punters (Eng)

0

V

1

TBC FC (Eng)

AFC Blue Boys (Pol)

1

V

0

W London (Eng)

 

Two rounds to go and 6 games of football left on the schedule to decide the teams' fates in Group B. Argon'ze would take to the field for their penultimate fixture against a Club Esportiu Llefia team who had a game in hand.

These teams had competed at the same Barcelona Fives tournament on 3 occasions 2016, 2017 & 2018. They had only met once over that period. It was in the group phase in the latter stages of Group A. The two teams played out a 0-0 draw as CE Llefia finished in first place and Argon'ze finished in second place with both teams qualifying for the Cup competition.

In a strong tournament day the teams found themselves in third position and sixth position. Club Esportiu Llefia could go top of the table with a win (temporarily at least) so they would not want a repeat of that 0-0 draw. Argon'ze B might settle for a point against the defending champions to stop the run of 3 successive defeats.

It was Club Esportiu Llefia who struck first with Ivan Moreno Gomez scoring his third goal of the tournament. Abel Mesas Cerrato made it 2-0 to give the Spanish side some breathing space going into the second half. In the second half Ivan Moreno Gomez took his tally for the day to 4 goals. They completed a 3-0 win and showed they were determined not to relinquish their title.

 
 
 

TBC FC were next up on Pitch B as they took on Toe Punters. The two teams could both argue their performances had probably deserved more than the league table showed.

Both teams had been competitive throughout even against high quality opposition. Toe Punters had taken a draw off AFC Blue Boys (joint top coming into Round 4) and almost secured a point against the defending champions. TBC FC did get a point against the latter but had lost to the Polish team.

We expected a close game and so it was great news for TBC FC when they opened the scoring after a matter of seconds via Matthew Dreeze. It gave them the initiative and put the onus on Toe Punters to get back into the game which they were unable to do before the break. 1-0 at HT.

In the second half, Sam Bower and his defence earned a first clean sheet of the day which meant TBC FC took all 3 points. They were really in the mix for Cup qualification as just 1 point now separated the 4 top sides (with AFC Blue Boys & W London still to play).

 
 
 

Game 12 of Group B was AFC Blue Boys versus W London the top two at the start of Round 4 although Clue Esportiu Llefia had now moved above them.

AFC Blue Boys were playing in their third eurofootballfives.com tournament of the year. They began 2022 at the 2022 Mallorca Fives with 2 teams. The 2nd team was the stronger team who were drawn in the group of death. They opened up with two draws (2-2 v Lindfield FC A, 1-1 v Bayern Badonde) before claiming two wins: 5-0 v Squirrel Squad FC and 1-0 v 2018 winners Urbansport '22 of Spain. A 0-0 draw in their final game against Las Zacaranas (Fra) ensured an unbeaten group phase and Cup qualification in 2 nd position. The Cup Quarter-Finals saw them meet Alabama Hotpockets (Ire). It was another draw (0-0) before they went out 2-1 on penalties. The AFC Blue Boys 1 team started off well with a 2-1 win over Pinkneys Green FC but 4 defeats in a row despite almost taking points off the eventual champions Ecuador 100% meant they would qualify for the Plate competition. The Plate Quarter-Finals saw them crash out 2-1 to France's Los Froggies Del Patron.

If AFC Blue Boys were to win here they could well be looking at another Cup Quarter-Final. It was they who drew first blood via a goal from Jaroslaw Skowronski his second of the day and first since Round 1 but what a vital goal this could prove to be. AFC Blue Boys then played very pragmatic football not to let W London have a sniff of getting an equalizer. It wasn't necessarily pretty but it was effective and they walked off with all 3 points. W London should not be too disheartened, they still very much had Cup qualification in their own hands going into the final round of games.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

AFC Blue Boys (Pol)

4

3

1

0

6

2

10

Club Esportiu Llefia (Spa)

4

2

2

0

7

3

8

W London (Eng)

4

2

1

1

6

1

7

TBC FC (Eng)

4

2

1

1

5

5

7

Toe Punters (Eng)

4

0

1

3

2

6

1

Argon'ze B (Fra)

4

0

0

4

2

11

0

 
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