Poland and EDC2 were back in action and the
next teams to take to the field on Pitch B.
JNJ Poland had made a promising start with 3
points from a possible 6. EDC2 had lost their
first game, this was their second.
Poland debuted in this event at the 2014 edition
in Bratislava. They missed out on the knock-out
phase by just 2 points and have improved each
year since. At the 2015 Prague event they recorded
3 wins and 1 draw in their 5 group games to
finish third in Group B and qualify for the
Cup competition. They put in a great 2-2 performance
in the Quarter-Finals against De Puy Synthes
1 but missed out on a Semi-Final due to a 3-2
defeat in the penalty shoot-out.
2016 event in Krakow was their most successful
in the group phase as they recorded 13 points
from a possible 18 to finish 2nd in the table
(behind eventual champions JNJ Medical Russia).
In the Quarter-Finals they drew 2-2 with Maidenhead
1 and the game went into Golden Goal extra time.
The clinching 5th goal went to the English team
and JNJ Poland were out. There was some personal
consolation for Jacek Banas though who finished
top goalscorer with 13 goals in 7 games.
came their Cup Semi-Final finish at the 2017
tournament in Bratislava again. Here in Budapest
they secured their second win of the day. Dawid
Paszek scored for the second game running. Piotr
Ganko and Slawomir Ziemak also added to their
goals in Round 1. Final score, 3-0.