Group C is where you needed to be if you wanted to see goals. A whopping 44 goals were scored in 6 fixtures at an average of 7.3 goals per game not a good group to be in for defenders!

The group got underway with Real Cosmos from London against a team whose pre-tournament billing was the best team in Edinburgh . This tournament will not prove whether they are the best team in Edinburgh but the Red Light Runners proved too hot to handle for their English opposition as Declan Docherty (2) and Steven Doherty scored without reply to begin their campaign in fine form.

CSF1 had seen their CSF2 counterparts perform impressively in Group A and now the pressure was on them to continue the good work. An Oz Zamora double and goal from Alex Thomas would normally put you in good stead but CSF1 had problems at the other end. You are never likely to win conceding 7 goals and Stalco picked up 3 points with a 7-3 victory. With most of the squad flying in from Newcastle there were whispers that they may have had coaching from Kevin Keegan before the tournament. Tomasz Pacyga benefitted with a hat-trick whilst further goals from Gregorz Stochwal, Krzysztof Gebala, Dariusz Binczycki and Tomasz Godyn completed the scoring.

Real Cosmos met CSF1 in the next game with both teams knowing they had to win this one to have any chance of progressing to the Cup. Having seen results from the other games the teams will also have felt this game was their best chance of picking up points in this group. Real Cosmos will have been relieved to have broken their duck by scoring their first goals of the competition. A double from Glen Patching opening the account but did not prove enough as the CSF1 strikers had the better of the match with Oz Zamora and Alex Thomas on the scoresheet again taking their individual tallies to 3 each. Sean Jones, a CSF debutant and straight into the first team, killed the game off with CSF1's fourth and his first eurofootballfives goal.

On the strength of the opening fixtures, the Red Light Runners versus Stalco was likely to be the group decider. The game proved to be a close, tense and tight affair. The Edinburgh side edged proceedings though by the narrowest of margins, 4-3. Declan Docherty added to his first game double with a hat-trick and Steven Doherty also scored for the second game running. Grzegorz Stochwal scored the opening goals for Stalco to take him to three for the tournament and Dariusz Kubera also found the back of the net in, ultimately, a losing cause. The win guaranteed Red Light Runners place in the Cup Competition.

Polish side Stalco met English side Real Cosmos in each team's final group game. The form book suggested the Polish team were favourites and that is how the game panned out. Tomasz Pacyga scoring his second hat-trick in three games while Grzegorz Stochwal continued his form of a goal a game. This was tough on Real Cosmos who had drawn a tough game but not only that, only conceded one more goal than Stalco and Red Light Runners who qualified convincingly. In a group of 44 goals in 6 games, only scoring two in three proved to be the Real Cosmos downfall. The afternoon's Plate was still to play for.

If CSF1's first game (a 3-7 defeat to Stalco) was one from the Kevin Keegan coaching manual then the final game of this group against Red Light Runners was something that Keegan could only dream of 14 goals. Sadly for the CSF the goals were being conceded faster than they could score them at the other end. It's not often you score four ( Zamora , Tuck, Nott, Thomas) and lose but that's what happened. Red Light Runners hit the highest score of the tournament winning 10-4. Red Light Runners scored two hat-tricks (Alan Ritchie and Steven Doherty) while Declan Docherty and Michael Clarkson bagged a pair each.

 
Results

Real Cosmos (Eng)

0

v

3

Red Light Runners (Sco)

CSF1 (Eng)
3

v

7

Stalco (Pol)

Real Cosmos (Eng)
2

v

4

CSF1 (Eng)

Red Light Runners (Sco)

4

v

3

Stalco (Pol)

Real Cosmos (Eng)
0
v
4
Stalco (Pol)
Red Light Runners (Sco)
10
v
4
CSF1 (Eng)
Table
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts
Red Light Runners (Sco)
3
3
0
0
17
7
9
Stalco (Pol)
3
2
0
1
14
7
6
CSF1 (Eng)
3
1
0
2
11
19
3
Real Cosmos (Eng)
3
0
0
3
2
8
0
 
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