afternoon knock-out phase of the 2015 Budapest
Fives began with the Plate Quarter-Finals. There
would be just 2 Quarter-Finals as Budapest Celtic
Tigers had earned themselves a bye to the Semi-Finals
courtesy of their 3rd placed finish in Group B.
Additionally, Budapest Celtic Pumas had to withdraw
due to injuries so Narnajitos earned a 3-0 walkover
to get them through to the Semis.
up on the pitch was Maverick FC versus 3 Lions
FC on Pitch A. Pitch A had been home to Maverick
FC but it had not been a happy home as they finished
5th in Group A. Despite this, their domestic UK
form was good (see below) so hopefully they would
be able to discover this form in the knock-out
3 Lions FC this was their 2nd Plate Quarter-Final
– 7 years after their first one. On that occasion,
in the 2008 Barca Fives, they won it 4-1 versus
CSF (who are 4 times Plate Winners) and went all
the way to the Plate Final. A repeat would do
them just nicely here.
looked good for the English 3 Lions as they opened
up a 3-1 lead by half-time thanks to a goal from
Konrad Chrzanowski and 2 from Andy Sproat. For
Maverick FC, wearing a Dutch lion on their shirts,
a goal from Sean Barwick kept them in the hunt.
Taranjit Panesar made it 4-1 to 3 Lions FC in
the second half the tie was over and it was 3
Lions FC who would progress to the Semi-Finals.
was farewell to Maverick FC on the pitch who summed
up their day with the motif “If goals were beers….”