the start of the second half it was Slavoj Consumer
who started the brighter and Michal Dudon was
proving to be the main threat. He had two good
chances well saved by Andrew Stubbings in the
Fi Tighe FC goal before just failing to get
the finishing touch to driven ball across goal.
The Czechs were knocking at the door.
did not have it all their own way as Ben Harris
hit one from distance resulting in a corner.
Fi Tighe FC had weathered the storm and the
game evened up a bit before a break from Martin
Cepek saw him whistle a shot just wide. Next
it was Graeme Stewart of Fi Tighe winning a
corner as the game became end to end like basketball.
To prove a point Michal Dudon headed a tough
chance over bar. Although there were chances
0-0 was looking the favourite result.
Harris hit another one from distance again to
produce a good save from Jan Bartos to turn
it wide for corner and at the very end a thunderous
free kick from Martin Cepek looked to be heading
to the corner but Andrew Stubbings was equal
to it. This was the last action as the game
finished 0-0 but certainly not a dull 0-0. We
were into Golden Goal extra time but there were
not too many chances and we failed to produce
a goal. So, to the dreaded penalty shoot-out;
was Slavoj Consumer to go first and up stepped
Martin Cepek. Andrew Stubbings covered himself
in glory by making the save. Kim Jones then
struck his penalty right down the middle for
1-0 Fi Tighe FC. The pressure was now on Slavoj's
Michal Dudon. Miss now and Fi Tighe FC had one
hand on the trophy – but he didn't. Struck into
the bottom left of the goal for 1-1. That's
how it stayed as Jan Bartos in the Slavoj goal
saved Ross McAnlis's spot kick low down and
into the goalkeeper's body.
had the chance to take the lead for the first
time when Lukas Pokorny stepped up. It was a
stunning penalty high into top of net, 2-1.
The pressure was immense on Ben Harris but the
man had nerves of steel as he thumped his penalty
right down the middle for 2-2. We were now into
sudden death penalties…this Plate Final had
to end at some point!
Blaha and Daniel Lemer converted the next two
Slavoj Consumer penalties whilst Graeme Stewart
and Peter Lane converted the next two for Fi
Tighe FC. We were still level at 4-4 before
what was the decisive round of penalties. Slavoj
Consumer had used all their (fit) outfield players
and wanted their outfield players to start taking
them again…however goalkeeper Jan Bartos was
yet to take a penalty. Cometh the hour cometh
the man as he confidently put his penalty away.
It then fell to Anton Illsley who struck his
penalty down the middle and Bartos kicked it
away with his trailing leg before being mobbed
by his Slavoj team-mates.
offer huge commiserations to our Runners-Up,
Fi Tighe FC. For today though, we present you
the 2013 JNJ Euro Soccer Tournament Plate Winners
– Slavoj Consumer.