third ever Trophy Final now awaited us and we
had been treated to two superb Finals before.
The first ever Trophy Final in eurofootballfives.com
history took place in Berlin 2012 and was a dramatic
affair as Hertha Beerlin versus FC Cobaltslautern
went all the way to penalties. In Valencia 2012,
Sporting Abeergut held off a late rally from FC
Dad to win it 3-2. Would we have another thrilling
Trophy Final began as a cagey affair and the first
half passed without goals and everything was still
in the balance at 0-0. Joe Latimer's third goal
in as many games put Contejus Hurricanes in the
lead and the pressure was really on Cava Sundays.
The pressure was cranked up when Freddie Milne
made it 2-0. It looked as if Contejus Hurricanes
had one hand on the Trophy.
the late drama ensued. Freddie Milne saw red for
an “incorrect slide” (lost in translation a little
bit) which meant it was backs to the wall stuff
for Contejus Hurricanes. They would play the last
few minutes a man down. Cava Sundays brought their
keeper up in a “sweeper keeper” role and it was
5 on 3 in the outfield positions.
a minute or so to goal Dan Hutchinson reduced
arrears with his fifth goal of the tournament.
It was all hands to the pump and Contejus Hurricanes
could not get out their own half resorting to
hitting it long whenever they had possession knowing
it would come straight back. They had just enough
in the tank to thwart Cava Sundays and and claim
the 2-1 victory.
commiserations go to Cava Sundays who gave it
a real go and went on to collect Runners Up medals.
We look forward to seeing them return to action
in the future and maybe the medals they pick up
will be of the winning variety.
today though, we present you the 2014 Budapest
Fives Trophy Winners who add this trophy to the
2012 Algarve Open Plate in their collection –
many congratulations to Contejus Hurricanes.