Both Shock Soc and the Cobalt Silver Foxes had entered two squads into the tournament and now one of those squads from each club would contest the final.

CSF1 had been gaining in strength as the tournament developed while Shock Soc 0.5 had overcome tough hurdles in Hutnik Krakow Old Boys and Aint Got A Clue. With each of their ‘sister' squads manning the touchlines the final was played in a fantastic atmosphere. Both teams had played in the 2007 event and a friendly rivalry had developed.

As the game went on the chants got louder and even the narrowest miss was met with cheers of “How wide/high do you want the goal”. The game was played in a great spirit and was a fitting climax to a great Plate Competition.

CSF1 must have felt they should have won the 2007 Prague Trophy Plate but when 1-0 up they missed chance after chance before slipping up to a 2-1 defeat to the England Lions. There was to be no mistake this time round though as further goals from Zamora and Thomas put the CSF in command. It was also good from a neutral perspective to see Ross Bowman score after a good tournament. In fact, Bowman scored the second goal which proved to be decisive.

Steve Bryden will remember the goal he scored in the final but it was not enough to inspire Shock Soc to glory. The Shock Soc can look back on this tournament with pride and came so close. We are sure Shock Soc will be back next year and can they go one step further in 2009.

Congratulations to the CSF for their first silverware and third time lucky for them after the 2007 Krakow and Prague Trophies.

The 2008 Krakow Trophy Plate Winners – CSF1.

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