FCB Helles (Eng)




Hutnik (Pol)

Over Crusaders (Eng)




Spasowskiego (Pol)

* Hutnik withdrew. FCB Helles won via 3-0 walkover.


The 2010 Krakow Cup was rocked at start of the knock-out phase when Hutnik sensationally withdrew from the tournament citing disappointment at their own performance for not making it to the Cup competition. In their opinion they had under performed and despite finishing 5th which would have given them a semi-final versus Spasowskiego and almost certain place in the Plate Final and with it silverware, they pulled out.


Their withdrawal effectively relegated Hutnik to 8th place in the table with FCB Helles, Over Crusaders and Spasowskiego all climbing a place in the table. This meant that FCB Helles would be drawn against Hutnik in the Plate Semi-Final and therefore earn a bye, courtesy of a 3-0 walkover, into the final.


The big question left to decide on the field of play would be who their Plate Final opponents would be. It was Over Crusaders and Spasowskiego who took to the field with the former very clear favourites. Over Crusaders had beaten their Polish opposition 6-0 in the group phase and a repeat of that would do them very nicely.


History was looking like repeating itself as Richie Parker's first goal of the day got the ball rolling for the Over Crusaders before Pete Rushmer made it 2-0 at half-time. Over Crusaders were strolling to the final until Spasowskiego put a spanner in the works. In 7 group games they had conceded 29 goals and had failed to score. Whilst they could not prevent the goals against tally going up they could now at least break their duck in the goal scoring column. Zelanc Zelaszy was the man who scored the goal that probably got the biggest cheer of the day from all teams….including Over Crusaders II watching their clubmates!


Could this goal spark Spasowskiego into life and let the floodgates open? In a word, no. Did you really expect it to?


Over Crusaders maintained a professional approach and just kept playing football as it should be played and went 3-1 up through Rob Martin, 4-1 up through Andrew Parker and finally 5-1 up through Pete Rushmer. The result was convincing and saw Over Crusaders through to their second eurofootballfives.com Plate final (after they reached the same stage in the 2008 Amsterdam Fives tournament).


The result put Spasowskiego out of their misery but they had been a pleasure to host at the tournament as they played with great spirit and enthusiasm throughout the day. The final beckoned for Over Crusaders……

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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