CEPL (Hol)

6

v

1

Bozeat All Stars (Eng)

Apsley House (Eng)

2

v

0

The Happy Union (Eng)

 

Not long to go now until we knew the 2011 Krakow Trophy winners. It was Apsley House who were in pole position as they just needed to avoid defeat against The Happy Union in their final game. This may well be easier said than done though as the teams played out a 1-1 draw in Group B earlier today - a score that would suit Apsley House again. They Happy Union knew they needed to win to be crowned champions.

The first goal was always going to be crucial and when it came it was Lee Carter's 5th of the day that meant The Happy Union would need to score twice to overhaul their opponents. Dan Chandler made it 2-0 in the second-half and it looked like both teams knew where this game was heading. The rest of the match was played out with great endeavor but no addition to the score. At the final whistle the teams shook hands and there could be no arguments that over the course of the day, Apsley House were worthy winners of the 2011 Krakow Trophy.

 
 
 

There was still a twist in the tale in terms of who would pick-up the runners-up medals. It had been assumed that Apsley House versus the Happy Union effectively was a final and the losers would be runners-up. CEPL had not read the script though.

They were beating Bozeat All Stars to put them level on 4 points with The Happy Union but due to the heavy nature of defeat against Apsley House goal difference was always in favour of the Happy Union. However, CEPL were banging in the goals for fun against a tiring Bozeat All Stars. They needed a 7-goal swing in goal difference on the round and were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of two goals from Matthew Morgan. When Dan Bayes pulled it back to 2-1 you could be forgiven for thinking that was that. But it wasn't. Morgan made it 3-1 before Rakesh Dewoe made it 4-1 and then 5-1. With The Happy Union 2-0 down we already had a 6-goal swing. Could CEPL do it?

You bet they could and what a valuable goal it was. Matthew Morgan scored his fourth of the game to make it 6-1, claim second place for his team and therefore the runners-up medals plus secure the Top Goalscorer prize for himself by beating team-mate Rakesh Dewoe by one goal. Even now, we are not sure that CEPL realized what they had achieved. They claimed the Runners-Up prize courtesy of goals scored. It was a sensational finish and we have to say unlucky to The Happy Union who only lost one game all day and slipped into 3rd place in the final minutes of the day.

 
 
 

So, all was done and dusted and a quick presentation ensued where we handed out the winning trophy and medals to our 2011 Krakow Trophy champions Apsley House! Well done to you guys.

Congratulations to CEPL and Matthew Morgan on their Runners-Up finish and top goalscorer awards.

In the Plate competition we say well done to Irish Mbassy and Alphasights in first and second place respectively.

We would like to thank everyone who participated and ensured the tournament was so successful. We had a lot of fun and hope you did too. See you all on tour again very soon!

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Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Apsley House (Eng)

3

2

1

0

9

2

7

CEPL (Hol)

3

1

1

1

7

7

4

The Happy Union (Eng)

3

1

1

1

3

3

4

Bozeat All Stars (Eng)

3

0

1

2

3

10

1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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