moved to Pitch B for the other Plate Quarter-Final
which saw Maidenhead take on EDC1. Having previously
been a “Cup” team (as opposed to a “Plate” team)
Maidenhead would surely start as favourites
for this tie and one of the overall contenders
to take the Plate title.
had previously played in one Plate Quarter-Final
before today and that was last year against
Cilag Team 2 of Switzerland. The game finished
3-3 in normal time but the Swiss won the penalty
shoot-out, 1-0, to progress. Could EDC1 go one
step further in Budapest?
first half was perhaps closer than anticipated
given that Maidenhead brought a -3 goal difference
to the game compared with EDC1's -15. The Irish
remained very much in the contest at the break
as they trailed 2-1. Goals from Richard Parkinson
and Alvaro Gonzalez outgunned Evan Dimopoulos's
strike for EDC1.
the second half EDC1 remained at striking distance
right up until the final whistle. Sadly for
them, they were unable to find that elusive
equalizer that would take them into a penalty
shoot-out. Maidenhead were through to the Semi-Finals.