2013 Berlin Fives Plate Final would be contested
by Saipan FC (Ire) and Team Geek (Eng).
FC were no strangers to eurofootballfives.com
finals and this was their third. On both previous
occasions they had finished Runners-Up and both
narrowly to a Golden Goal. Could it be third time
lucky for them?
Geek were on debut and riding the crest of a wave
at the moment. Since a slow start against top
notch opposition ABC United and GFC Transylvania
they had gone on a run of Win-Draw-Win-Win. If
they could keep that going they'd have a trophy
to collect in the presentation.
FC were flying at the moment though scoring 15
goals without reply so we expected a hard-fought
tie and that is exactly what we got. Saipan FC's
run ended early on though as Team Geek struck
early through Dan Jackson. Although they'd gone
behind Saipan FC knew they had time on their side
to recover and they hit back before the interval
as Julian Cornelius slotted home goal number 7
for him on the day.
half-time and it was 1-1. Who could summon up
that one last push for victory? It was end to
end stuff and both teams were certainly capable
of finding the winning goal. When it came it was
Rich Sykes who proved to be the Plate winner as
his 5 th of the tournament put Team Geek 2-1 up
and it was a deficit that Saipan FC were unable
to recover from.
Saipan FC it was a third final, a third loss and
a third loss by just the one goal. For now they
had to contend with Runners-Up medals but we are
sure there are winners medals and trophies waiting
for them one day soon.
today though, we present you the 2013 Berlin Fives
Plate Winners – Team Geek.