Ziar Crew (Svk)




Lads on Tour (Eng)

The Never Tarps (Eng)




Tommie's Guns (Eng)

Los Langeros (Ire)




Dynamo Clapham (Eng)

Fireball (Svk)




Rat Goblins (Eng)


For the fifth time in history we had a Trophy competition to supplement our traditional Cup and Plate competitions. This was the fourth time we had a 24-team event and there was also the 25-team 2013 Barcelona Fives. This was a great opportunity for the teams finishing 5th and 6th in the morning group phase to turn their fortunes around and walk away with a trophy.

Ziar Crew and Lads on Tour would get us underway. The Slovakian team would go into the game as favourites with 1 win and 2 draws in the morning compared to the five straight defeats for Lads on Tour. It may well have been that Lads on Tour had a more difficult group and this was a chance to remove the shackles and embark on a winning run.

Ziar Crew were looking in cracking form though and didn't give Lads on Tour a sniff as they raced into a 3-0 lead by the break. Karol Valko, Matej Rapcan and Martin Namesny all scored.

They showed no mercy in the second half and put Lads on Tour to the sword. Additional goals fromLubos Hromota (3), Tomas Valko and Karol Valko rounded off a comprehensive 8-0 victory.

As well as being in fine goal-scoring form, Ziar Crew had recorded their first clean sheet of the day.


On Pitch B we had The Never Tarps versus Tommie's Guns. The Never Tarps had collected 3 points in the morning which was one more than their opponents but they had lost an additional game so it would be interesting to see how this one turned out.

Tommie's Guns featured two members of the Contejus Hurricanes squad who won the 2012 Algarve Open Plate and the 2014 Budapest Fives Trophy. This was the time they traditionally came alive in our tournaments and they were not to disappoint here.

Gavin Hardy set them on their way before Chris Vernall gave them a cushion going into half-time. Luke Materacki added a third and they were marching onto the Trophy Semi-Final.

For the walking wounded of The Never Tarps it was time to rest those weary legs, partake in the local Slovakian brew and enjoy the tournament with a spectating brief.


On Pitch C it was Los Langeros versus Dynamo Clapham. These were two teams who played pretty well this morning and both emerged from tight groups. On another day they could easily have been playing in the Plate but, for today, it was the Trophy.

At the 2012 Berlin Fives Hertha Beerlin, which featured players from the Dynamo Clapham camp, won our first ever Trophy competition when they defeated FC Cobaltslautern 6-5 on penalties in the Final. Could more glory be on its way?

If so, they would have to overturn a first half deficit as Los Langeros established a 2-1 lead with the aid of goals from Colin Hegarty and Mark Martin. A goal from Dynamo Clapham's Ben Spears kept them in the hunt for a Semi-Final berth.

After the break the teams' exchanged goals from Liam Dorgan (Los Langeros) and Craig Fawcett (Dynamo Clapham). As the game drew to a close, at 3-2 it was on a knife-edge but Los Langeros saw the game out. As they retired to the sanctuary of the outside café area they reflected on what was a really tough work-out.

It was the end of the tournament for Dynamo Clapham but it was great to see them on tour again.


Last but not least was Fireball against Rat Goblins. Fireball came into the game as 5th position in Group D versus 6th position in Group C.

The form of Fireball had been curious to say the least. They had drawn their first three games and then pushed CIS Committee (the only team with a 100 record in the tournament) close with a 4-3 defeat. They then lost their last game more comfortably and this is why they had dropped into the Trophy. We expected them to be a force at this level though given their start to the tournament.

Conversely Rat Goblins had struggled this morning but that was now history. They had a clean state in which to go again and were a mere three games from potential glory. Unfortuately for Rat Goblins though it was a familiar story as they conceded a 2-0 lead at the break. In fact it was two goals in each half that ultimately lead to their downfall. Stanislav Sip, Miroslav Sloboda (2) and Bohuslav Sip all found the net for the home team.

We'd like to thank Rat Goblins for taking the trip to Bratislava and supporting the tournament. We trust you had a great weekend in the Slovakian capital.

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