were at the 2015 Berlin Fives Cup Semi-Final stage
and from 18 teams who started the day we were
down to the final 4. We now had 1 German, 1 Irish
and 2 English teams vying for the ultimate glory.
first was Pink Flamingos A versus Tinniedad &
Tobacco in the most heavyweight contest of the
day thus far – Pink Flamingos A had played 6,
won 6. Tinniedad and Tobacco had played 6, won
5 and drawn 1. In fact, if you take Tinnidad &
Tobacco's record back to their debut at the 2014
Barcelona Fives they were played 12, won 9 and
drawn 3 – still unbeaten over their trips to Spain
game was a superb contest. In the first half as
you may expect from two top competitors it was
very tight and there was nothing to separate the
two sides and we reached the break level at 0-0.
the break it was Mike Wilkes 6 th goal of the
tournament and the most important yet as he gave
Tinniedad & Tobacco a vital 1-0 lead that
could well send them into the Cup Final. In the
2014 Barcelona Fives Tinniedad & Tobacco were
1-0 up in their Semi-Final with just moments to
go before conceding a last gasp equalizer and
history was to repeat itself. As the game was
heading to its conclusion Tinniedad & Tobacco
conceded a penalty – we think we have a photo
of the incident and contact looks outside the
box. A penalty was awarded and the penalty was
scored by Lewis Westlake who held his nerve to
give his team a lifeline. The final whistle blew
and we would have a penalty shoot-out to decide
the game. Tinniedad & Tobacco would strike
to Tinniedad as Michael Wilkes, scored in the
game, scored in the shoot-out.
as James Westlake quickly evened things up for
Pink Flamingos A
it remained as Jon McKinley with four goals to
his name in the competition saw his effort hit
the outside of the post and ricochet to safety.
Joe Maskell made no mistake in punishing the error
as he struck his spot-kick into the bottom corner.
Oliver Jackson had to score to keep his team in
it and he did. A very cool penalty as he passed
it into the top right corner.
All eyes were on Lewis Westlake. He scored the
penalty at the death of normal time to get us
to this stage and he was successful again to send
Pink Flamingos A into the Cup Final.
spare a thought for Tinniedad & Tobacco who
had gone out in a Cup Semi-Final for the second
successive tournament on penalties. It also meant
they had now played 13 games in eurofootballfives.com
competition without losing but were yet to reach
a final. Hopefully it will be third time lucky
at their next appearance.