Crew came into the Quarter-Finals as the Group
C winners when they met the 2nd placed team in
Group B – GSF Drunkerz. It was an all-Slovakian
encounter guaranteeing that Slovakia would have
at least 2 teams in the Semi-Final phase (after
FC Pressburg's win above).
teams were winners here at the 2014 Bratislava
Fives with GSF Drunkerz claiming the second tier
Plate competition and Ziar Crew victorious in
the third tier Trophy competition. They'd had
a taste of glory with winners medals and a trophy
and would no doubt be hungry for more. They were
both now playing in a higher grade Cup competition
– how would they fare?
well is the answer and we were treated to an enthralling
contest. It was Ziar Crew who were the form team
on the day with 4 wins out of 4 so far and it
was they who forged the early advantage here.
Matej Rapcan's two goals outscoring a sole effort
from Dominik Carny.
the break it was GSF Drunkerz who wrestled the
momentum from their opponents as Peter Tatar and
Martin Volek outscored Rapcan to make it 3-3.
It was a hat-trick for Rapcan that meant he had
reached 10 goals at both the 2014 and 2015 Bratislava
Fives – a great achievement.
final whistle blew and a penalty shoot-out was
needed to decide this Quarter-Final. GSF Drunkerz
were no strangers to penalties in our tournaments
as they won the Plate Semi-Final (3-2) and the
Plate Final (6-5) at the 2014 Bratislava Fives
in this manner. Could they make it 3 out of 3?
Crew had no need for penatlies as they breezed
to Trophy victory after 8-0, 7-3 and 5-1 wins
and maybe this lack of experience held them at
a disadvantage as they succumbed 2-1 on penalties
as GSF Drunkerz proved themselves to be the penalty
kings of Bratislava.
It was so tough for Ziar
Crew to be out after 4 wins and 1 draw in regulation
time but out they were. They had played superbly