The A Team (Fra)

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GSF Drunkerz (Svk)

 

So, with just one more game to go to we would soon find out who would be declared the winners of the 2015 Bratislava Fives Cup. We had a great final in store and a fantastic crowd assembled by Pitch A to create a superb atmosphere.

 

In the blue corner, hailing from Paris and adorned in the colours of Manchester City we had The A Team. They were in their second eurofootballfives.com Cup Final and were Runners-Up in Krakow 2013. They would aim to lift the coveted trophy here in Bratislava.

 

In the white corner, representing Slovakia we had GSF Drunkerz who were aiming to turn success in the 2014 Bratislava Fives Plate into heightened success with the 2015 Bratislava Fives Cup.

 

The two teams had met earlier in the day, in Game 3 of Group B and on that occasion The A Team took a narrow 2-1 victory. A repeat would do them just fine with GSF Drunkerz clearly hoping for revenge and to turn that result on its' head.

 

The referee blew for kick-off and the A Team took an immediate shot just wide. What a start that would have been. GSF Drunkerz went up the other end and hit the side netting we didn't have a minute on the clock. If the teams could keep this up we had a great game in store. The A Team were cranking up the pressure with goalkeeper Miroslav Saga making good saves from Fateh Bekhouche and then Dydynho before Dydynho then hit the side netting.

 

GSF Drunkerz then had a good spell with a shot well saved for a corner by the French goalkeeper for a corner. A chance from that corner was also well saved as GSF Drunkerz racked up a couple more corners but no clear cut chances. Dydynho almost opened the scoring at the end of the half but Saga was equal to the shot and ensured the half-time score would be 0-0.

 

The second half began and GSF Drunkerz tried to beat the A Team by their own tactic shooting from the kick-off. The A Team goalkeeper had to be alert and the ball was tipped over for a corner. The A Team then continued to build pressure and Fateh Bekhouche had a good chance blocked. Fateh Bekhouche was bidding to become the first player to win a eurofootballfives.com tournament with two different teams (he was part of the Grant Thornton team that won the 2013 Mallorca Fives) and was playing in his third Cup Final.

 

Dydynho then forced Miroslava Saga, who was having another great tournament, into a flying save. GSF Drunkerz had a corner from which the ball was flashed wide before Dydunho struck a well hit shot narrowly over the bar. There were chances coming at both ends but The A Team were looking the more likely to score.

 

Then, from a GSF Drunkerz corner an unfortunate deflection lead to handball in the French penalty area. The referee awarded the penalty and Martin Volek's 7th goal of the day meant GSF Drunkerz held a crucial 1-0 advantage.

 

Straight up the other end Fateh Bekhouche almost bundled the ball home but Saga was out to block. The chances kept coming with Fateh Bekhouche and Dydynho (twice) peppering the Slovakian goal but no way through. Dydynho had a free-kick which went just wide. Abdel Bekhouche had a free-kick (similar to the one he scored in the group game) which was blocked by the wall.

 

It was backs to the wall stuff now for GSF Drunkerz as The A Team lay siege to their opponent's goal. Dydynho almost forced his way through but Saga blocked then as he looked to pounce on the rebound a defender narrowly got their first to concede a corner. Fateh Bekhouche then flashed wide from a tight angle before the referee drew time on proceedings and GSF Drunkerz celebrated a famous victory.

 

The A Team were crestfallen. They had created enough chances to win 2 or 3 games but they came up against an inspired defence and goalkeeper. GSF Drunkerz took their chance when it came and were worthy winners for such a battling performance.

 

There was some individual success for Dydynho who won his third @eurofootball5's Top Goalscorer award so many congratulations to him.

 

Our winners today and 2015 Bratislava Fives champions GSF Drunkerz.

 

We send our congratulations to all the teams who participated in what was a great day's competition. The tournament had everything and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

 
 
 
 
 
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