Never Tarps met Fritzl Palace in the penultimate
game of Group C. With all due respect to The
Never Tarps most eyes were on Fritzl Palace
in this one. They needed only a draw to qualify
for the Cup but a win by three goals to be crowned
Group C champions. GSF Drunkerz and Shahs of
Sunset would both be watching with interest
and supporting The Never Tarps to get a result
and help them out.
and foremost though, The Never Tarps would want
to secure a result for themselves. They were
pretty much playing for pride as they were realistically
going to finish 5th regardless of this result.
If the Rat Goblins won their final game they
would need a big swing in goal difference to
climb above The Never Tarps. Conversely, if
they won they would need Rat Goblins to not
only win but win big over Budapest Celtic Tigers
for a swing in goal difference that would result
in The Never Tarps finishing 4th and qualifying
for the Plate.
Drunkerz and Shahs of Sunset fans would have
been disappointed with the match underway to
see Fritzl Palace end the first half a goal
to the good with Matthew Wedlake putting them
ahead. As the goals went in during the second
period, GSF Drunkerz hopes were fading fast
and it looked certain that it would be Fritzl
Palace joining Shahs of Sunset in the Cup.
would be crowned Group C champions was still
up for debate though. This was not of mere academic
relevance. As well as the honour and glory of
winning the group there was a very tangible
benefit in that the group winners would secure
a theoretically easier Cup Quarter-Final tie
and importantly miss the impressive looking
CIS who had already won Group D.
Rook (2) and Matthew Wedlake added goals for
Fritzl Palace in the second half but strikes
from Alex Harding and Greg Farrington for The
Never Tarps meant the 3 goal victory was just
beyond them. Final score, 4-2.
congratulations to Shahs of Sunset for winning
Group C as well as to Fritzl Palace for qualifying
in second. GSF Drunkerz would progress to the