Thornton went into their final game of Group A
already qualified for the Cup and needing just
one point to secure the Group A title. A defeat
would see them finish in second position behind
Frank Hirth B on goal difference. For Fred's Fairys,
this was not the opposition they would have picked
for a game where they had to pick-up points to
stake their claim for Plate qualification.
Fairys currently sat 3 points off the Plate qualification
places and knew only a win would be good enough
to join SV Zoo and Exeter Gently on three points.
They would then need to hope that the final game
was not a draw and they had superior goal difference
to whoever lost that final fixture. That would
all be academic if they failed to win here.
odds were stacked against Fred's Fairys if you
looked at today's table and today's results. If
you also consider that Grant Thornton has never
lost a group game in eurofootballfives.com competition
then the odds were extremely long for Fred's Fairys.
However, we often see upsets in our tournaments
and had already seen one big one today (read on
to see who it was).
was to be no upset on this occasion as Grant Thornton
were ruthless in wrapping up the Group A title.
Final score, 5-1
Castarede was unable to add to his tally but Antoine
Loscul (2), Cyrille Segalinim, Ismael Lemonnier
and goalkeeper Mickael Martin all scored. Sean
Randall scored the consolation for Fred's Fairys.