second Semi-Final was an encounter between Team
Geek and SV Zoo. The two teams were both on good
runs of form going 3 games unbeaten and 2 games
unbeaten respectively with 4 wins in those 5 games.
SV Zoo were the last remaining hope for German
glory in the Plate.
the game level at 0-0 there was some early controversy
as a melee at the near post resulted in Ben Potter
putting Team Geek ahead for close range as the
SV Zoo keeper threw himself at the ball to block
it. The keeper injured himself in the process
as Potter forced the ball home. The referee disallowed
the goal. From our vantage point it looked as
if the goal should have stood with the keeper
having just one hand on the ball and it wasn't
in his grasp. The referee thought otherwise and
chalked the goal off. Fortunately, after a little
delay the SV Zoo goalkeeper was ok to continue.
did not take too much longer before Ben Potter
put Team Geek ahead and there was no dispute over
this strike. Team Geek were looking well up for
this now and they had the momentum with them.
Although SV Zoo scored through Tobias Krenz's
4th goal of the day they would not get the chance
to add to their tally as Michael French goal ensured
a 2-1 victory for Team Geek.
SV Zoo's quest
to add the Berlin Fives Plate to their Krakow
Trophy success last year was over. They have mentioned
that they may compete in Krakow again in September
– we sincerely hope they can join us.