Cup Quarter-Finals saw the tournament's top 8
teams of the 15 team draw come head to head to
see which team would emerge as 2015 Budapest Fives
champions. We had 3 Hungarian, 3 English, 1 Argentine
and 1 Belarus team still with a chance of grabbing
glory so where's your money? Who do you think
will emerge victorious?
would be guaranteed one Semi-Final berth as the
first Quarter-Final saw an all-English encounter
with Group A winners Fritzl Palace taking on the
best 3rd placed team, The Spider Mans & Eagle
FC. Fritzl Palace would naturally be favourites
having won their group but we expected a close
contest based on these two teams previous appearance
at the 2014 Bratislava Fives. Both teams were
on debut then and both went on to the Cup Quarter-Finals
and exited at that stage. Fritzl Palace went out
4-0 to CIS Committee and The Spider Mans &
Eagle lost to the same team 3-0 in the group phase.
Palace were unbeaten so far today and so would
The Spider Mans & Eagle have been had it not
been for a sensational result at the end of Group
C. They had suffered a surprise 5-0 defeat to
Meglepetes. It would be interesting to see if
The Spider Mans & Eagle could put this result
behind them. They'd had the lunch break to regroup
and it looked like they'd taken advantage of that.
were two goals each in the first half and The
Spider Mans & Eagle claimed both of them.
From there on in it was one way traffic and the
men with the Batman logo on their chests flourished
and turned the screw to make the final score,
5-0. There were two goals each for Sam A'Court
and Justin Shelley. Nick Whateley also bagged
a goal as The Spider Mans & Eagle marched
on to the Semi-Finals in emphatic style.
Palace were out as for the second tournament in
a row their knock-out phase performances had dropped
below their superb level of form in the group
phase. Hopefully for them it will be third-time
lucky in the knock-out phase next time out.