Results
 

JNJ Turkey (Tur)

0

V

1

JNJ Poland (Pol)

Maidenhead (Eng)

2

v

0

EDC 2 (Ire)

Actelion FC (Swi)

2

V

1

Leeds One United (Eng)

 

The penultimate round of fixtures would see JNJ Turkey and JNJ Poland meet on Pitch A. This was a repeat of the Cup Semi-Final last year which was arguably one of the games of the tournament. The match finished 5-4 to JNJ Turkey in an absolute thriller. The game had goals, tension, controversy everything.

 

Today, the teams were currently in 1st and 2nd position and seemingly both heading for the Cup. JNJ Turkey were already mathematically secure on 13 points. JNJ Poland possibly needed another win to be safe they were on 9 points at the start of play. JNJ Turkey had just lost their winning run in the group phase in our tournaments it ended after 8 successive wins but a draw meant they were still unbeaten in 9 group games. They would not make it into double figures though.

 

JNJ Poland played this game in determined fashion. They seemed very keen to get revenge for the Cup Semi-Final loss last year and it was they who took the lead. Jacek Banas top scorer at Krakow 2016 and 2nd top scorer at Bratislava 2017 was carrying an injury today but he played through the pain to give his team a first half lead.

 

At the other end, Szymon Krupka in goal for JNJ Poland, kept his third successive clean sheet. This defensive stability had now helped them earn victories in their last 3 games. They would end Round 6 just 1 point behind JNJ Turkey.

 
 
 

Next up was a crucial game at the foot of the table of Group B as we had the teams currently occupying 6 th and 7 th coming face to face. Maidenhead had just picked up their first three points of the day and if they could make that 2 out of 2 they still had a chance of making the Cup. Anything less and you would feel that the Plate was the most likely destination for their knock-out football.

 

For EDC2, Cup qualification was beyond them as they had two games left and the team currently occupying 4 th were on 7 points. However, all was not lost. If they could win their last couple of games they would go into the Plate with momentum and if they could finish 5 th would earn a bye to the Semi-Finals and avoid a tricky Quarter-Final tie.

 

Maidenhead would have come into the game on a high after a good 1-0 win over DePuy Blackpool and they carried that form into this game. They lead 1-0 at half-time thanks to a Yacine Rehoudja goal. In the second half 1-0 became 2-0 as Shohib Hussain opened his personal account for the day. There was a second clean sheet in a row for Andrew Lewis things were looking up for Maidenhead.

 
 
 

The final fixtures in Round 6 was the big one Actelion FC versus Leeds One United. These teams were currently in third and fourth place on 7 points. As we have seen in the game above Maidenhead were now up to 6 points and putting the pressure on. If either team could win this one they would book their place in the Cup and leave the loser with work to do. Should it end in a draw then both teams would be looking over their shoulders in Round 7 but both teams had and would have their fate in their own hands.

 

The two teams had identical records won 2, drawn 1, lost 1. Both had scored 7 goals, both had conceded 3. It is perhaps no surprise then that the teams left the field at half-time level at 1-1. Antoine Stos (Actelion FC) and Joshua Lynn (Leeds One United) goals cancelled each other out.

 

In the second half we were to get a winner. Who would leave the field at full-time the hero? Step forward Gregory Navarro. His second half goal proved to be the decisive strike. Actelion FC had won it and secured their place in the Cup with a game to spare very well done to them.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

JNJ Turkey (Tur)

6

4

1

1

9

2

13

JNJ Poland (Pol)

5

4

0

1

9

3

12

Actelion FC (Swi)

5

3

1

1

9

4

10

Leeds One United (Eng)

5

2

1

2

8

5

7

Maidenhead (Eng)

5

2

0

3

3

4

6

DePuy Blackpool (Eng)

5

1

1

3

4

8

4

EDC 2 (Ire)

5

0

0

5

0

16

0

 
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