Prague were making their 3 rd appearance in a
eurofootballfives.com Plate Final (4 th Final
in total) and with that came experience. Would
this experience overcome the Eagles Old Boys competing
in a final at the first attempt?
were mixed results in finals for DHL Prague having
finished runner up in the 2007 Prague Trophy and
2008 Prague Trophy Plate. They tasted success
in the 2008 Barca Fives at the last attempt though.
Czech's were arguably the favourites having won
3 and drawn 1 since opening game defeat. Eagles
Old Boys could not be written off though as they
had been growing in stature and strength throughout
the day and particularly in this knock-out phase.
the game turned out, there was to be nothing to
split these teams and the game finished 0-0. DHL
Red had kept their 5 th successive clean sheet
and maybe penalties was the only way that ‘keeper
Mark Keogh would be beaten. Both teams had shoot-out
wins under their belts in the quarter-finals but
that would count for nothing with the pressure
of winners medals and a trophy at stake. The hero's
of the hour were Shahed Miah and Jon Spooner who
both converted their spot-kicks while ‘keeper
Cameron Chalmers avoided conceding in a 2-0 shoot-out
World Cup year, Eagles Old Boys proved that an
English team can win on penalties in an international
football tournament…….Capello's boys – take note!
congratulations to Eagles Old Boys on a fine victory
in the Plate and our commiserations to DHL Prague
Red who we are sure will pick up further glory
of their own in future eurofootballfives.com tournaments.