Results

Rigford Seahawks (Eng)

1

v

3

Wola (Pol)

Borussia Dorchmen (Eng)

5

v

2

DHL Prague Red (Cze)

Hutnik Krakow Old Boys (Pol)

0

v

3

Rigford Seahawks (Eng)

 

Round 5 and the final games in Group B. At this stage we like to sit back, take stock and see what's up for grabs as the teams enter the final straight. So, who needed to do what?

Wola: Avoid defeat to Group B. Defeat would mean 2nd place but still with Cup qualification.

Rigford Seahawks: With three walkover points to come, a win in the game against Wola would mean the Group B title. A draw or defeat would mean 2nd place and Cup qualification.

Borussia Dorchmen: Avoid defeat by 4 goals or more and Plate qualification was guaranteed.

Radio Taxi Barbakan: Out of their hands but a Dorchmen win or a draw would ensure 4 th place. If DHL Prague Red win they would be out on goal difference.

DHL Prague Red: Only one option to reach the Plate WIN.

First of all let's get the walkover game out of the way for Rigford Seahawks as they collected the 3 points putting them level with Wola. Only goal difference separated the sides going into the final game. Wola had the better of the goal difference meaning a draw would be good enough for them when the two teams met to win the group.

There was more than pride at stake when Wola and the Rigford Seahawks met. Not only was the Group B title at stake but by winning the group you would ensure, in theory, an easier Cup semi-final fixture. The game proved to be a close game although there was only ever going to be one winner. The Polish team proving the stronger of the two side. Much of this was down to the leading marksmen in the tournament, Tomasz Gorowski, who scored his third hat-trick in the competition and took his personal tally for the tournament to an incredible 14. If you take the walkover into the equation this was an average of 3.5 goals per game. How do you stop that? Well, you can't was the answer in this game.

The Seahawks did manage to score through Chris Howard but the Gorowski hat-trick meant the Group B title was staying in Poland and going to Wola. Congratulations to them. Rigford Seahawks were also assured of a Cup semi-final place.

Attention then turned to the battle for Plate qualification. Three teams were chasing two places and one of DHL Prague Red, Radio Taxi Barbakan and Borussia Dorchmen would have to miss out. For Barbakan it was all out of their hands and they had to watch on as DHL Prague Red and the Dorchmen went head-to-head in battle.

A Dorchmen win or draw would make the equation quite simple but if DHL Prague Red were to claim all three points then everything was going to get very complicated. All three teams with a claim would for the Plate would finish on six points and goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head results all still a possibility to decide who would go through.

First blood went to the Dorchmen who struck through Adam Hughes before Dan Finley drew the Czechs level. Adam Hughes put the Dorchmen ahead again but DHL Prague Red were not to be shaken off. They drew level once again through Jan Hornak to reach half-time at 2-2. All the questions at the start of the game were still waiting to be answered.

The 2nd half was a different story though. Steve Wilson put the Dorchmen ahead 3-2 meaning DHL needed to score twice now. This task became even harder when Adam Hughes secured his hat-trick to secure a lead of 4-2. Surely, this match was over now there was still time for Steve Wilson to grab a second of the game as Borussia Dorchmen ended up 5-2 victors to claim a place in the Plate and eliminate the Czech side.

The result meant that Radio Taxi Barbakan, much to their surprise, would also have a place in the Plate Semi-Finals.

 
Table
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Wola (Pol)

5

5

0

0

23

2

15

Rigford Seahawks (Eng)

5

4

0

1

19

7

12

Borussia Dorchmen (Eng)

5

3

0

2

14

14

9

Radio Taxi Barbakan (Pol)

5

2

0

3

12

19

6

DHL Prague Red (Cze)

5

1

0

4

6

15

3

Hutnik Krakow Old Boys (Pol)

5

0

0

5

0

15

0

 
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