Team Bear II (Eng)

1

V

2

GSF Drunkerz (Svk)

The A Team (Fra)

5

V

3

The Dave Cole Minors (Eng)

 

Group B began with Team Bear II (Eng) taking on GSF Drunkerz (Svk). Team Bear II could well be amongst the favourites today as they are the only team in the line-up with a Cup success behind them in our tournaments. At the 2013 Budapest Fives, as Team Bear, they claimed the ultimate prize. They met two-times eurofootballfives.com winners Rigford Seahawks in the Cup Final. After an end to end 0-0 draw, penalties were required to decide the title Team Bear held their nerve.

 

It was Team Bear II on the front foot in the first half of this game with Chris Tanner coming closest to breaking the deadlock with a strong run through midfield before unleashing a shot that cannoned back off the bar. At the break we remained level at 0-0.

 

It was Tanner again who looked like breaking the deadlock early in the second period with an early chance that was struck well but over the bar. Then, we were to see a goal and it was Chris Tanner with a free-kick who put his side 1-0 up. At this stage you could only see them kicking on to victory.

 

GSF Drunkerz had other ideas though as Martin Volek fired them level at 1-1. They then turned the game completely on its head as Peter Tartar put the Slovakian team 2-1 up. It was a sensational turnaround and one that meant it was the local team celebrating victory at full-time.

 
 
 

In the next game, The A Team (Fra) and The Dave Cole Minors (Eng) would begin their campaigns. The A Team made the trip to Bratislava from Paris via Vienna. They make their fourth eurofootballfives.com appearance after a debut in the 2013 Krakow Trophy. They were on course for victory leading the Cup Final 1-0 before Budapest Celtic came back to win 2-1. They followed this up at the 2014 Budapest Fives an injury ravaged squad finished 3rd in the group before a Plate Semi-Final exit to 2-times Cup champions and eventual Plate winners FC Radbroke. A second European trip of 2014 saw them fly to the Mallorca Tournament. They finished 3rd in their group again a group which featured the 2011 winners, Palma Select, and also the Plate Runners-Up of the 2013 Lisbon Tournament, FC Dynamoes. They qualified for the Plate winning their Quarter-Final 3-2 on penalties over Spain's Con Bun but then lost out to another Spanish team, Brioche, in the Semi-Finals.

 

There was goals galore in the opening period as they took on The Dave Cole Minors at the tournament to celebrate the stag weekend of Dave Cole. We were to bear witness to no less than 6 goals in the first half and honours were shared with 3 each. There was a goal for Dydynho and two for Fateh Bekhouche for the French. Antonio Vernaschi (2) and Andy Tolkien bagged the goals for the English side.

 

After the break Dydynho made it 4-3 to the A Team and then completed his hat-trick to make it 5-3 and ensure victory.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

The A Team (Fra)

1

1

0

0

5

3

3

GSF Drunkerz (Svk)

1

1

0

0

2

1

3

Team Bear II (Eng)

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

The Dave Cole Minors (Eng)

1

0

0

1

3

5

0

 
 
 
Group Phase
          
 
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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