second Semi-Final was an encounter between JNJ
Pencoed and Fi Tighe FC as 3rd in Group A played
4th in Group B.
Pencoed came into this game on a fine run of
form. They started the day with 2 defeats but
after 3 successive wins they were the form team
in the Plate knock-out draw. Fi Tighe FC had
played well all day but struggled to accumulate
points and found goals hard to come by. They
secured their spot in the Semi-Finals in the
very last game of the group phase.
game did not run according to the form book
in the opening exchanges as Fi Tighe FC hit
the front. Ross McAnlis supplied the finish
to grab his first goal of the day and make it
1-0. It was pretty even stuff from then on as
both teams battled hard. JNJ Pencoed pushed
hard for an equalizer but it never quite came.
In the dying seconds of the game Pencoed threw
everything forward, including the goalkeeper,
for a corner. It was now or never.
Tighe FC managed to clear the corner and it
found Peter Lane on the left touch-line around
half-way. A smart turn to keep the ball in play
and he had an open goal gaping – he coolly rolled
the ball into the empty net from distance. It
was 2-0 and the final whistle blew. Fi Tighe
FC had made the Final.
was a tough way for JNJ Pencoed go out but they
could now take a well-earned rest and we look
forward to seeing them again on a future European