second Semi-Final was The Rain Dragons versus
Budapest Celtic Greens. The Rain Dragons had
the best results of the two teams today but
only just. There was 3 wins, 2 draws and just
1 defeat for The Rain Dragons. Budapest Celtic
Greens had 2 wins, 3 draws and just 1 defeat.
In terms of goals scored and against, The Rain
Dragons were 8-3 compared to Budapest Celtic
game was going to be a tough call – normally
we'd go on the numbers and make Rain Dragons
favourites but Budapest Celtic Greens came into
the game on the back of a morale boosting penalty
shoot-out win that can really galvanise teams.
Rain Dragons would be hoping to make it a double
over Budapest Celtic today having already defeated
the Whites team 2-0. The Greens were proving
a sterner test and it was the home based team
who hit the front when Boris Pavlovski put them
ahead in the first half.
Pavlovski ultimately proved to be the difference
between the two teams as he added a second goal
after the break. His two goals marked him out
as the match-winner.
was no way back for The Rain Dragons who we
thought would be heading to a second successive
Plate Final after doing so at the 2016 Amsterdam
Fives. On this occasion it was not to be though.