SV Zoo (Ger)

2

V

2

Skidmarks (Eng)

Vamos (Pol)

4

V

1

D'Ya Want Florentina (Eng)

Valeo (Pol)

1

V

3

Skidmarks (Eng)

SV Zoo (Ger)

3

V

1

D'Ya Want Florentina (Eng)

Vamos (Pol)

4

V

1

Valeo (Pol)

 

Game 6 of Group A saw SV Zoo looking for their first points taking on pre-tournament favourites Skidmarks. SV Zoo could go 4 th with anything other than a defeat whilst Skidmarks could go top if they could pick-up their second win of the day.

 

The game didn't quite go with the formbook at the start of this match as it was Tobias Krenz who opened the scoring for SV Zoo. They led at the break and could we be in for a surprise? Neil Taylor equalized for 1-1 and from this position you would expect them to go on and win they were certainly piling forward in search of a winner.

 

The third goal of the game went to SV Zoo and once again they were ahead and once again the scorer was Tobias Krenz. It was 2-1 with not much time remaining. The pressure was on Skidmarks once more to keep that unbeaten record going for the second game in a row. Once more they showed they were not to be beaten as Luke Hatfield leveled the score at 2-2.

 

It was another great game and a well-earned point for each team. SV Zoo were in fourth and Skidmarks were in second place with work to do going into the final round of games.

 
 
 

Next up was Vamos versus D'Ya Want Florentina. The Polish team were unbeaten and had a chance to jump from 3rd to 1st place in the Group A standings with victory. D'Ya Want Florentina were seeking their first point and a win here would put them in 4 th place and every chance of making the Cup.

 

The first-half was a pretty even contest and there was to be just the one goal to between the two sides. Anthony Farrell kept up his personal goal a game record but his strike was eclipsed by goals from David Antos and Bartek Mustaz. At 2-1 the next goal was going to be crucial and when Jakub Cybinski made it 3-1 to Vamos the writing was on the wall for the travelling team.

 

Miron Mierzynski rubbed salt in the wounds to make it 4-1 and Vamos got the three points they needed to go top.

 
 
 

Valeo had a game in hand on the other teams in Group A and this would be against Skidmarks. Win it or draw and they would go top. Anything else and they would slip to third place. They were so far unbeaten so would enter the game with confidence.

 

Skidmarks for their part had not quite found the fluidity they discovered in Valencia but were still dangerous with undoubted quality. This was their last chance to put points on the board in Group A. A win would virtually assure them safe passage to the Cup. A draw would leave them sweating and a defeat would probably mean the Plate so there was much at stake in this one.

 

Skidmarks got off to the start they needed when Neil Taylor gave them a 1-0 half-time lead. Let's not forget that Skidmarks were still unbeaten in eurofootballfives.com football (8 wins, 2 draws) and they were on their way to win number 9.

 

Although Valeo pulled one back in the second half it was to be merely a consolation as Ashley Britten's 3rd of the day and a strike from Gary Hatfield completed a 3-1 victory and we would surely see Skidmarks in the Cup competition.

 
 
 

Game 9 was between the two teams at the foot of the table with 4th placed SV Zoo taking on 5th placed D'Ya Want Florentina. Essentially this game was playing for pride as the Cup was beyond these two teams. However, a win here should mean a theoretically easier Plate Quarter-Final draw. It was also a chance to build some momentum going into the knock-out stages.

 

It was the German team who went 1-0 up for the second successive game as captain Jan Neubert gave SV Zoo the lead. The team from Berlin were growing into this tournament after a slow start.

 

D'Ya Want Florentina got on the scoresheet through Anthony Farrell who kept up an incredible record of scoring in every group game. It would not be enough to earn his team points though as Neubert added a second goal got him in the second half before Johannes Filler completed the scoring and a 3-1 win. SV Zoo had secured 4th place in the table.

 
 
 

The final game of Group A was Vamos versus Valeo in an all-Poland encounter. There was just 1 point between the two teams and the reward for a win would be the Group A title for the victors. Whoever lost the second game would finish 3rd and would have to wait and see if they had done enough to qualify for the Cup as one of the two-best 3rd placed finishes. A draw would see Vamos qualify as Group Winners and Valeo finish 3rd .

 

There was plenty of goals in this one and in the first half it was Vamos who lead by the odd goal in three thanks to goals from Przemak Musiaz and Jan Kutarba (Vamos) and Kryzstof Majerczyk (Valeo). After the break Vamos were firmly in control with Bartek Mustaz making it 3-1. Valeo had it all to do and they didn't help their cause when an own goal from Mitosz made it 4-1.

 

As it turned out Valeo had done enough to qualify for the Cup in 3 rd place joining Vamos and Skidmarks. SV Zoo and D'Ya Want Florentina qualified for the Plate.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Vamos (Pol)

4

3

1

0

12

4

10

Skidmarks (Eng)

4

2

2

0

9

6

8

Valeo (Pol)

4

2

0

2

8

8

6

SV Zoo (Ger)

4

1

1

2

5

8

4

D'Ya Want Florentina (Eng)

4

0

0

4

4

12

0

 
 
 
Group Phase
 
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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