first Plate Semi-Final was between St Paul's College
Old Boys and The Dave Cole Minors. St Paul's College
Old Boys had made one previous appearance at Plate
level and it was a pretty good one they went
all the way to glory in Amsterdam, July 2014.
Paul's College Old Boys were bidding to be the
6th team in eurofootballfives.com history to win
multiple Plate competitions. They started off
well in this fixture by taking a 2-1 lead into
the break thanks to Andrew Sprosen and Lewis Howard.
Antonio Vernaschi's 7th goal of the tournament
kept his team in the hunt.
Vernaschi scored another in the second half with
Pete Tolkien also scoring for the Dave Cole Minors.
Sadly for them there was a Paul Rodgers goal for
St Paul's College Old Boys meaning the match would
finish level at 3-3.
that finish level in the knock-out phase would
be decided by a penalty shoot-out. Three spot
kicks each and then sudden death (if required).
St Paul's College Old Boys won the 2014 Amsterdam
Fives Plate Final courtesy of a penalty shoot-out
and penalties were to be their friends here too
as they triumphed 3-2.
Paul's College Old Boys were through to another
Plate Final. The Dave Cole Minors would now have
a watching brief for the rest of the tournament
the bar awaited them for a well-earned beer
and they also had their mates playing for Tekkerslovakia
to cheer on in the Cup.