second Quarter-Final saw DDCH take on TaHU.
Missing Magpies. It was the fourth placed team
in Group B hosting the fifth placed team in
Group A. These 4th v 5th games usually lead
to close contests and that proved to be the
were on the up and up in this tournament. They
had lost their first 3 games but then took 7
points from a possible 9. TaHU's form over the
same period was 2 points from 9 – a 2-2 draw,
0-0 draw and a 5-1 defeat to Alea Iacta Est.
was with DDCH but it was the team from Finland
who established a lead. Jonne Salminen was the
man to put his team ahead. Jay James Barrington
equalized though for 1-1 and we would require
penalties to settle this one.
were up first with Alex Kearney successfully
converting his spot kick. Joonas Tollola quickly
evened things up at 1-1. Tom Edmonds had two
goals today in the tournament and he was to
find the net from the penalty spot to put DDCH
2-1 up. Then, the crucial moment. Jonne Salminen,
scored in the game but could only strike the
post. It gave Donavan De Jong a chance to send
his team through to the next round. He took
his chance as he placed his penalty into the
bottom right hand corner.
was time to say farewell to TaHU. It was a pleasure
to host the team and it was great to see Finland
involved in eurofootballfives.com competition.