High Wycombe A were back on the field of play
again against JNJ Russia B. It was top of the
table versus second position – the second time
in a row JNJ High Wycombe A were in such a game.
Last time they were the chasing team but now
they were the team to be shot at. Against JNJ
Zug the English team passed with flying colours
(5-0) and a repeat now would secure Cup qualification
with a game to spare.
High Wycombe A had met JNJ Russia B in the group
phase of Prague 2012 and lost 2-0. They also
met in Budapest 2013 and won 1-0. There were
also the games against Russia A where the English
won in the Cup QF in Prague but lost the Cup
Final in Budapest. There was quite some history
between these two and a growing rivalry.
the team in 4th place, S & OP FC, now on
6 points and JNJ Zug to come on Pitch C this
was a vital game for both and both teams needed
the points. A draw would see the group become
even more compact but a win for either would
be so so valuable. The first half came and went
with no trouble to the scorers, 0-0.
goal-scoring action came in the second half
and the game's crucial first strike came from
Alex Woodger. Woodger scored not once but twice
in this fixture and became the match-winner
as JNJ High Wycombe emerged victorious, 2-0.
The game finished 5-0 with 3 goals in the first
half and 2 goals after the break. JNJ High Wycombe
A maintained their unbeaten record with 10 points
from a possible 12 – Cup qualification was assured.
JNJ Russia B it left them part of a 3-team tie
on 6 points in second place. They were vulnerable
though as JNJ Zug were playing on Pitch C with
a chance to take second position on their own.