Results
 

Fi Tighe FC (Eng)

1

V

0

JNJ High Wycombe B (Eng)

Slavoj Consumer (Cze)

1

v

4

JNJ Serbia (Ser)

JNJ Russia A (Rus)

3

v

0

Disaster (Hol)

 

Fi Tighe FC and JNJ High Wycombe B started the final game of fixtures in 5th and 6th place. For JNJ High Wycombe B they knew this would be their last game of the day as Plate qualification was beyond them. The best they could finish was 5 th with a win in this game.

 

For Fi Tighe FC they still had a possibility of extending their stay in this tournament. A win combined with a loss/draw for Disaster would see them qualify for the Plate by a point or on goal difference. If Disaster won their efforts would be in vain but all Fi Tighe FC could do now was concentrate on victory and hope for the best.

 

They got the goal they craved early to settle any nerves as Graeme Stewart bagged the crucial goal. They were unable to build on the lead and went in to half-time 1-0 up. The longer the game stayed at 1-0 the more vulnerable they were to an equalizer and the more the nerves would have cranked up again. JNJ High Wycombe B were yet to score today and if they could find the net now would really spoil the Fi Tighe FC party. Andrew Stubbings had played well in the Fi Tighe FC goal though and his second clean sheet of the day ensured Fi Tighe FC would end up 1-0 victors. Was it enough though? We shall see.

 

For JNJ High Wycombe B though, the rest of their day would be a watching brief and in particular to support their A team.

 
 
 

The biggest game of the Round was arguably Slavoj Consumer versus JNJ Serbia. The match was a direct shoot-out for Cup qualification. On the back of 3 consecutive wins Slavoj Consumer sat on 9 points and were favourites to make the Cup as they only needed a draw to qualify. JNJ Serbia were coming up on the rails and only a win was good enough. If either team lost they had the consolation of the Plate to compete in.

 

The first half was close and there was just the odd goal in 3 to separate the two teams and it was JNJ Serbia who lead by the odd goal in 3. The fourth goal of the game in the second half proved to be the killer blow as JNJ Serbia increased their lead to 3-1. JNJ Serbia then eased their way to victory by going 4-1 up final score. Martin Cepek scored the goal for Slavoj Consumer whilst there was two goals each for Marko Matanovic and Aleksander Drodnjak for JNJ Serbia

 

It was such an emphatic win for such an important fixture. JNJ Serbia would head into the Cup high on confidence. Slavoj Consumer would enter the Plate a competition they were familiar with having collected the Plate trophy in Prague 2012.

 
 
 

The final game of Group B was JNJ Russia B versus Disaster. For JNJ Russia B the game was quite academic as they had already qualified for the Cup as Group B champions. For Disaster there was much more riding on the game. If Fi Tighe FC lost or drew then Disaster would qualify for the Plate. If Fi Tighe FC won then Disaster would also have to win to ensure qualification and avoid an early bath.

 

Each Round of fixtures was played simultaneously so although we have seen above Fi Tighe FC won their game, Disaster would not necessarily have been aware of this. Their Hup Holland Hup colleagues may well have been giving them score updates from Pitch C but Disaster just had to concentrate on trying to win.

 

Even though they were through already JNJ Russia showed no mercy and did their Dutch opponents no favours (although they were doing a favour for Fi Tighe FC). Artem Khodas and Valery Shumov both scored in the first half to give Disaster a mountain to climb. Pavel Makarov made it 3-0 in the second half and it spelt disaster for Disaster. With Fi Tighe FC winning on Group A the English team were through to the Plate. The Dutch missed out and their day ended here. We trust all at JNJ Netherlands enjoyed the tournament it was certainly our pleasure to see them on tour.

 

The margin of victory meant there were precisely 44 goals scored in Group B which was exactly the same number of goals as scored in Group A!

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

JNJ Russia A (Rus)

5

5

0

0

18

1

15

JNJ Serbia (Ser)

5

3

1

1

10

5

10

Slavoj Consumer (Cze)

5

3

0

2

12

6

9

Fi Tighe FC (Eng)

5

1

2

2

2

7

5

Disaster (Hol)

5

1

1

3

2

14

4

JNJ High Wycombe B (Eng)

5

0

0

5

0

11

0

 
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