50 games of football we came down to the most
important of them all
.game 51 The 2014 Berlin
Fives Cup Final.
a Cup Final we had in prospect! Two teams who
had been superb on the day and were playing in
a eurofootballfives.com Final for the first time.
Hirth A: From their 6 games to date they
had 5 wins and 1 draw which they converted to
a victory in extra time. They had scored 20 goals
so far today and conceded 7.
Hotspur: They had reached their first
Cup Final at the third attempt having previously
reached the Quarter-Finals (2012) and Semi-Finals
(2013). They had 6 wins from their 6 games scoring
22 goals and conceding 5.
stats gave Hasanheide Hotspur the edge but the
records would count for nothing once the game
kicked-off. The only thing that mattered was what
was going to happen on the pitch from now until
the full-time whistle.
game was under way and Hasanheide Hotspur got
off to an absolute flyer. From a free kick Eamonn
O'Neill slid in at the far post quicker than his
opposition defenders to give his team a crucial
lead with his eight of the day. Shortly after
Rory Kierans was sent through and he lifted a
delightful dinked finish over the advancing goalkeeper
for 2-0 with his fifth of the day.
sun was out and shining on Hasanheide Hotspur.
There was then a good spell for Frank Hirth A
who battled hard to get back in this game and
they had certainly not written it off. Hasanheide
Hotspur then countered as Richard Hanley made
it 3-0 with his eighth of the day and it was not
even half-time. You could be forgiven for thinking
it was all over but just before the break Matt
Limb struck for Frank Hirth A to make it 3-1.
Limb's 7th of the tournament before the break
had given his team a lifeline and renewed hope
going into the second period. That hope was then
dashed when a Kian Fleming header restored Hasanheide's
three goal advantage at 4-1. Could Hasanheide
not at all. Jamie Spriddle's fifth of the day
made it 4-2 but time was running out. Dan Spackman
(also five for the tournament) made it 4-3 before
time eventually ran out and Hasanheide Hotspur
had done it a first eurofootballfives.com victory!
can not give enough credit to Frank Hirth A who
fought all the way and have look buried a couple
of times in that Final. To keep coming back showed
a superb amount of character and ability. A better
start and it could well have been them lifting
the trophy our commiserations go to them. They
should not be too disconsolate though after a
superb day's play.
congratulations go to Hasanheide Hotspur 2014
Berlin Fives Champions! We'd like to thank everyone
who participated for making it such a great day
and we hope to see you all again at a tournament