Plate Quarter-Final 1 saw Sporting Lesbians meet Shock Soc ½. Having already been defeated by Shock Soc 0.5 in the group stages this was a chance for the Lesbians to gain some form of revenge. With the exception of their game against Atlant Opole, they had performed well but not yet produced a result. The knock-out phase suddenly saw them convert performance into results much to the despair of Shock Soc 0.5. Shock Soc had no answer to the onslaught as wave after wave of Sporting Lesbian attack resulted in a comfortable 5-0 scoreline. Rob Palmer got the ball rolling with his first of the competition before Martin Thompson made it 2-0 maintaining his goal a game record to make it four in four games for him. He then unselfishly set up Gavin McFarlane for goal number 3. A goal that acted as a catalyst for McFarlane's goalscoring touch as he notched numbers four and five to complete his hat-trick.

The second Plate Quarter-Final saw what was arguably the game of the tournament. The Barry Moores put their group phase disappointment behind them to race into a 2-0 lead. Daniel Houghton finding the net again to match Martin Thompson's record of scoring in every fixture so far, also four in four. The lead was extended with David Moore finding the perfect time to score his first of the competition. With CSF2 through to the Cup and staring at a 2-0 deficit, it was now or never for CSF1 to avoid humiliation at the hands of their sister squad. Cometh the hour, cometh the men. Alex Thomas and Oz Zamora, the two star men so far the CSF1 squad, scoring a goal each to bring the game level. Further goals from David Moore and Oz Zamora meant the game was 3-3 at full time. A nervous and lacklustre golden goal extra time saw no further score and so we entered penalties.

With the matches on the other pitches finished, the entire tournament focused on pitch B to see events unfold. The penalties were played in a cracking and lively atmosphere. The two keepers, Simon Phipps and James Nott, stepped up knowing they had the chance to become heroes. They were powerless though as David Moore, Simon Regewell, Daniel Houghton and Matt Pound, Ross Bowman, Oz Zamora all scored to make it 3-3. Sudden death penalties ensued with John Moore, Paul Bowden, Simon Phipps and Sean Jones, Alex Thomas, James Nott all perfect from the spot to make it 6-6. Surely something would have to give! It did. James Hockin hit a rocket down the centre but James Nott stood his ground and parried it away to safety. Chris Tuck then stepped up with the chance to send the CSF1 through. had learnt that Tuck had never previously scored a penalty so CSF nerves were fraying. Tuck stolled up and planted the ball in the back of the net to send the crowds wild as a 40 man huddle buried Tuck as the crowds invaded the pitch. A bitter pill for The Barry Moores to swallow having taken the game to the wire.

What a game to follow that! Well Shock Soc 0.5 met Hutnik Krakow Old Boys in the quarter finals last year and they did so again this year with the same result. Shock Soc booked their place in the semi-finals thanks to goals from Rob Wood and Steve Ellwood in a nervy 2-1 win.

Who would they meet in the semi-finals? Well that was for Aint Got A Clue and Real Cosmos to decide. Aint Got A Clue had failed to make the Cup despite a 7-1 win in their group phase so were favourites in a contest against Real Cosmos who, despite finishing fourth in Group C, had not disgraced themselves. The favourites tag did not daunt Aint Got A Clue though and they followed up their 7-1 group win with a 6-1 group win in this contest. Glen Patching scored his third of the tournament for Real Cosmos who were no match for their opposition. Stuart Clark scored yet again while James March opened his personal account in style with a hat-trick. Further goals from Mark Lane (2 nd of the tournament) and Robert Stone sent Aint Got A Clue into the semi-finals on a high.

Real Cosmos's manager Colin Gateson said that although Real Cosmos had not done themselves justice they all had a fantastic time and will be back next year to compete in Europe again.

Shock Soc 1/2 (Eng)



Sporting Lesbians (Eng)

CSF1 (Eng)

3 *



The Barry Moore's (Eng)

Shock Soc 0.5 (Eng)
Hutnik Krakow Old Boys (Pol)
Ain't Got A Clue (Eng)
Real Cosmos (Eng)

* CSF1 won 7-6 on penalties

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