up in Group A was Budapest Celtic Hoops versus
East Compton Eagles on Pitch C. Both teams were
looking for their first win of the day having
both been involved in 0-0 draws in Round 1.
“Hoops” made their first appearance at last
year's tournament as Budapest Celtic changed
their Lions, Tigers and Pumas names to Hoops,
Whites and Greens. The Hoops team did not fare
too well last year finishing 6th in Group B
but they had a much changed squad this year.
Only 3 of their 9-man squad was in the Hoops
last year with 1 player recruited from the Greens
(runners-up last year) and the rest debutants.
local team scored their first goal of the competition
when Andris Szabo gave Budapest Celtic Hoops
a 1-0 first half lead. Jason Clowes, one of
the Hoops players from 12 months ago, added
a second goal with another of 2016's survivors,
Daniel Harasztos, adding a third.
an East Compton Eagles perspective there was
something to shout about as Brendan McLoughlin
scored his team's first of the day. Sadly for
Brendan and the other Eagles it proved to be
a mere consolation in the context of this fixture.