Pimp My Side FC (Eng)




Intermore FC (Ire)

Eagles Youth (Eng)




FC Vicars Dish (Eng)

PKG Real Estate (Pol)




Wola (Pol)

Hutnik (Pol)




Bristol Bridge Supporters (Eng)

* Eagles Youth won 3-2 on penalties
** Wola won 2-1 on penalties

Based on the group stage results, PKG Real Estate would have to go down as favourites for the 2010 Krakow Trophy. We had a sneaky suspicion that Pimp My Side FC were the main challengers to the crown. A solid performance in the 2009 Prague Trophy and two good opening wins here before a slip up in their last group game although this was a dead rubber to them. In the first quarter-final they would meet Ireland 's Intermore FC who had proved skillful and determined throughout the day. There would be no change in this match and there was to be just the one goal separating the teams. The goal came early on from the boot of Chris Black and Pimp My Side FC were back to winning ways. Disappointment for Intermore FC but they had done themselves proud.

Eagles Youth would play FC Vicars Dish in echoes of the Plate Quarter-Final between the sister squads of each team (Eagles Old Boys and Tree-Top Tune FC respectively). In that match a 1-1 draw resulted in a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win for the New Milton Eagles team. In this game, we would see a 0-0 draw between the two teams before a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory for the New Milton Eagles team. It's bad luck to go out on penalties but for both your teams to go out in this fashion is cruel. Eagles Youth would not care at all though as they had a semi-final to focus on.

The 3rd quarter-final was one of the most bruising encounters of the day in the Polish derby of PKG Real Estate versus Wola. PKG Real Estate did most of the front-running but Wola were determined to stay in the game by all means necessary. There were some rough challenges and some desperate tackles and in the end Wola found themselves down to just 3 players. PKG Real Estate were down to 4 themselves and the extra space on the pitch did not yield goals. In the end the game finished 0-0 in a fiery clash. It would now be the dreaded penalty shoot-out again to decide matters. After two penalties each we were still locked at 0-0. After 3 penalties the teams found their shooting boots and were still level at 1-1. Into sudden death, one missed penalty and one converted penalty later it was Wola who took their place in the semi-finals and favourites PKG Real Estate were going out.

The final quarter-final was Hutnik versus Bristol Bridge Supporters. The Bristol team were the only non-Polish team in the bottom half of the draw. Bristol Bridge Supporters were aiming to go one stage further than they had in the 2008 Barca Fives but again they found their path blocked by a stubborn local team. Hutnik played with a mixture of brawn and flair but Bristol Bridge Supporters were more than up to the challenge and the teams reached half-time level at 1-1. In the second half we saw a decisive third goal and it was the home town team that claimed it to progress to the semi-finals. We've seen enough over two tournaments to suggest that Bristol Bridge Supporters can go further and hopefully for them it will be third time lucky to reach the semi-finals, a final and maybe even taste glory!

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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