Pink Flamingos A (Eng)




Southgate County (Eng)

Tinniedad & Tobacco (Eng)




Missing Magpies (Eng)

Pink Flamingos B (Eng)




Hurting Berlin (Ire)

Coole Wampe (Ger)




The Titanium Hollyrollers (Ger)


As the 2015 Berlin Fives Cup Quarter-Finals were about to get underway we were down to the elite 8 teams in the tournament with England, Ireland and Germany each represented.

We started on Pitch A with Pink Flamingos A versus Southgate County. Pink Flamingos A came into the Cup Quarter-Finals as the team to watch – they were the only team in the tournament to maintain a 100% record in the group phase. They were the top scoring team with 18 goals and had the biggest goal difference in the group phase with +15. They also had the third best defence after Tinniedad & Tobacco and their sister squad Pink Flamingos B.

As you can Southgate County had some task on their hands to make it through to the next stage. They were on a good run of form themselves though having started slowly with two successive defeats they were on a run of 9 points out of a possible 9 to finish Group B on a high.

It was Pink Flamingos who struck first as number 22 Joe Maskell scored his sixth goal of the tournament. Karl Gumbrell scored his eighth of the tournament to double the lead and the Pink Flamingos were on course for the Semi-Finals at half-time.

After the break Southgate County hit back through Neil Spackman with his fourth goal of the day but alas for him and his team it would be his last of the day. Time ran out and the full-time whistle blew with Pink Flamingos A winning 2-1.

It was tournament over for Southgate County who had put in a strong performance and we hope they'll be back for another crack at a title.


So, who would meet Pink Flamingos A in the Semi-Final? It was Tinniedad & Tobacco against Missing Magpies. Tinniedad & Tobacco had been excellent in the group stage this morning and only a 1-1 draw versus Rayford Athletic had prevented them securing a 100% record. They had the best defence in the tournament with just one conceded but were still free-scoring at the other end with 11 to their name. This was their second Cup Quarter-Final and they were looking to maintain a 100% success record after they defeated 2012 Valencia Fives champions FC Miracle (Hun) at the same stage at the 2014 Barcelona Fives.

Missing Magpies had also had a good morning and qualified for the Cup as the second best 3 rd placed team. A game against Tinniedad & Tobacco could hardly be considered a “reward” for their morning's efforts. Missing Magpies one concern would be that their form had seemed to tail off after 3 successive wins. Hopefully for them the lunch break came at the right time to recharge the batteries and to go again in the afternoon knock-out phase.

We got off to a great start and there were goals aplenty – four of them in the first half alone as the honours were shared, 2-2. Mike Wilkes scored a brace to take his tally to 5 goals for the day for Tinniedad & Tobacco whilst Henry Pescod and Dan Simpson both netted for Missing Magpies.

Missing Magpies were now one of just two teams who had breached the Tinniedad & Tobacco defence today. They scored again after the break through Max Pumphrey but Tinniedad & Tobacco's own goal-scoring prowess would ensure it would be they who went through to the Semi-Finals as Jon McKinley, Will Boulton and Jon McKinley again completed a 5-3 victory.

It was a great effort from Missing Magpies – close but no cigar. When it was 4-3 they had a sniff but the game's 8 th goal killed it off.


Quarter-Final three was Pink Flamingos B versus Hurting Berlin. This promised to be the closest Quarter-Final tie yet as it was the winners of Group C versus the 2nd team in Group B.

Pink Flamingos B had won Group C in style with 13 points out of a possible 15, scoring 10 goals and conceding just 2. Hurting Berlin were not far off that with a haul of 12 points, scoring 14 goals and conceding 4. We looked forward to a cracker of a game.

It was pretty even in the early stages as Pink Flamingos B looked to join their A team in the Semi-Finals and an all Pink Flamingos final was a possibility with the way the draw had worked. A crazy spell at the end of the first half would ensure that eventuality would not materialize. Hurting Berlin broke the deadlock and within a couple of minutes were not just 1-0 ahead but 3-0 ahead. Brian Cannon, Shane Murphy and Tommy Fennelly all scored in quick succession to swing the tie firmly in favour of the Irish team.

After the break it quietened down and Pink Flamingos B got back in to it but the damage was already done in that devastating first half spell and Hurting Berlin were through to their second Cup Semi-Final. Pink Flamingos B day was over on the pitch but they still had interest in the tournament with their A team to support.


The final Quarter-Final was Coole Wampe versus The Titanium Hollyrollers. It was the Runners-Up from Group A and Group C respectively so the two teams should have been well matched and they proved to be so. The one thing that was guaranteed before kick-off was that Germany would have one representative in the Cup Semi-Finals.

There was very little to choose between the two teams in the first half as they played out a tight contest. It was Titanium Hollyollers who edged the opening period though with Allard Van Der Mende cracking home his fourth goal of the tournament. At half-time the score was 1-0.

Coole Wampe had only been behind once today and that was to Pink Flamingos A when they were 5-0 down at the break and had no chance of recovery. How could they respond here and did they have the ability to bounce back within the time available to them – one half of football. The answer is they could.

In the second half Konstantin Kausch kept up his record of scoring in every game by making it 1-1. Benjamin Weist then scored his first of the day and what a time to score it! It was 2-1 to Coole Wampe and momentum was firmly with them. Kausch made it 3-1 with his 9th goal of a sensational tournament for him. At 3-1 there was no way back for Titanium Hollyrollers and we sadly had to say goodbye to them. Coole Wampe marched on.

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