Pitch B we had the intriguing contest of Audley
Witney versus Spider Mans & Eagle. Audley
Witney had secured the most wins and most points
out of all the teams in the Trophy competition.
They were the second top scorers of the 8 teams
to qualify but had conceded 20 (the second highest
of the 8 teams).
Mans & Eagle were in unfamiliar territory.
In their 9 previous tournaments they had qualified
for the Cup on 6 of those occasions and the
Plate twice. Only once had they previously been
in the Trophy. That was at the 2015 Lisbon Tournament
and they exited at this stage via penalties.
Mans & Eagle had started well enough with
victory but had since slipped to four defeats
on the bounce. They may well have had that sinking
feeling as it was Audley Witney who established
the lead. Eddie Stevens and Paul Merchant were
both on target.
Stewart scored his fourth of the day and 15th
goal in 4 tournament appearances to cut the
lead to 2-1. The fourth goal of this game proved
decisive – it was scored by Eddie Stevens and
Audley Witney progressed, 3-1.