Al Kaloida (Hun)




Deportivo Lack of Talent (Eng)


The 2011 Budapest Fives Plate Final was to be contested by Al Kaloida of Hungary and Deportivo Lack of Talent of England. On a tough day of competition both teams had played 6 games to reach this stage and they would need to muster the energy for one last push to make sure it was lucky game 7 for them.

Due to a superior group record, a run of four games unbeaten and possessing one of the tournament's top marksmen, Marci Markovits we made Al Kaloida favourites. Deportivo Lack of Talent were not to be taken lightly though with two successive wins and past records meant nothing as it was all about what happened in the next 16 minutes to decide who would be collecting the winners medals and who would be collecting the runners-up medals.

As you would expect in a final a tight match ensued as Al Kaloida and Deportivo Lack of Talent threw everything they had into the game. At half-time we were no closer to finding out the winners as the teams were level at 1-1. Szilard Kardhordo popped up at the perfect time to score his first of the day for the local team whereas Joe Rees's fourth goal of the day for the travelling team meant it would all come down to the second half.

There was to be a winning goal in the second half and what a valuable goal it proved not just for the team but for the individual. The goal came from Marci Markovits who not only sealed the Plate victory for Al Kaloida but with it he secured the tournament Top Goalscorer award with his 8th goal of the day.

Our congratulations go to Al Kaloida on a fine performance. They put two opening defeats behind them to go unbeaten in five successive games to seal glory. Our condolencies go to Deportivo Lack of Talent who put in so much effort to fall short at the last hurdle. Hopefully the runners-up medals were some consolation.

Group Phase
Wooden Spoon
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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