Cracow United (Pol)

5

V

3

IFC (Pol)

Half Parisian Saint Germain (Eng)

9

V

1

FC Invicta of Folkestone (Eng)

Cool Tours (Pol)

3

V

9

IFC (Pol)

Cracow United (Pol)

11

V

0

FC Invicta of Folkestone (Eng)

Half Parisian Saint Germain (Eng)

6

V

0

Cool Tours (Pol)

 

In Game 6 we had the mouthwatering prospect of Cracow United versus IFC. The two teams were at the top of the table with maximum points and scoring plenty of goals 20 between them. At the other end IFC had two clean sheets and Cracow United had conceded just one.

 

Those defensive records were blown out of the water though as the teams continued their free-scoring run in this 8 goal thriller. The first half was relatively sedate with honours even at 1-1 thanks to goals from Nicola Lanacchia (Cracow United) and Miroslav Mikolajczyk (IFC). The second half went crazy though as the goals flew in at either end. Cracow United always just had the edge and they finished on the correct end of the 5-3 score.

 

Cracow United had Lanaccia to thank again who went on to complete a hat-trick ably assisted by strikes from Dan Sosinski and Michal Pacula who had now cored in every game thus far. IFC could thank Dariusz Gembala and Bartosz Miskiewicz for their goals which were ultimately consolations.

 

Cracow United were top on 9 points but IFC were still in a healthy position in 2nd .

 
 
 

Next up was the all-England encounter between Half Parisian Saint Germain and FC Invicta of Folkestone. Both teams were looking for their first points and first goal of the day. With just one game to go after this one, this game was a must win if these teams had Cup aspirations.

 

Both teams will have been pleased to break their goal-scoring duck in the first half with Half Parisian Saint Germain the happier as they lead 2-1. The second half proved to be much more one-side as Half Parisian Saint Germain found the shooting boots that had eluded them up to now and sadly for FC Invicta they felt the pain of a 9-1 final score. There was hat-tricks for Andrew Taylor and Mark Arthur with Jonathan Croft, Mark Robinson and Michael Meredith all in on the action.

 

For FC Invicta it was local loan signing Bartosz Subik who claimed his side's first goal of the day.

 
 
 

Cool Tours' third game was against IFC who were playing their final Group B fixture. For Cool Tours, if they could build on their victory in the last game they would put themselves in a great position to qualify for the Cup by going joint second with their opposition. For IFC, it was a must win game and a chance to put their first defeat behind them. If IFC could win this they would guarantee their place in the Cup.

 

IFC had so far played the stronger football throughout the day and that was reflected on the pitch in this game. It did not take long for them to establish a 4-1 lead at half-time. Group B was certainly the place to be if you wanted to see goals and we had 7 more to enjoy after the break. With the scorer's pencil smoking the final result was 9-3 to IFC and they had booked their Cup Quarter-Final place. Cool Tours had one more game to decide their fate.

 

IFC had now scored 26 goals in 4 games with a number of their players staking a claim for the top goalscorer prize. Mariusz Bredoit scored 5 in this game to take his tally to 6 for the day, Miroslav Mikolajczyk scored 3 (7 for the day) and Piotr Kohieczy 1 for the game and 5 for the day.

 
 
 

Cracow United went into their final fixture knowing just a point would secure the Group B title. FC Invicta had it all to do to register their first points and they already knew their fate was in the Plate and even a win here would probably mean 5th place due to their goal difference. If they could win though what a scalp it would be and confidence boost going into the Plate.

 

The form book can often be proven very wrong in football but not on this occasion as Cracow United were ruthless and merciless as they heaped misery on FC Invicta.

 

Ian Corkhill was the man who inflicted much of the damage with 7 goals in the match. There was a hat-trick for Michal Pacula who maintained his record of scoring in every game making it six for the day before Nicola Lanacchia bagged his fifth of the tournament. When all was done and dusted the final score read 11-0. Congratulations to Cracow United for winning the Group B title.

 
 
 

Half Parisian Saint Germain and Cool Tours both went into the final game of Group B knowing they needed a win to potentially qualify for the Cup with 6 points as one of the two best third placed finishers. They knew a draw and a return of 4 points almost certainly wouldn't be good enough but stranger things have happened. By the way, if it was a draw Cool Tours hopes would be over as Half Parisian Saint Germain would occupy 3rd position on goal difference.

 

We reached half-time and the result was still very much in the balance but it was certainly advantage to Half Parisian Saint Germain as they lead 1-0. In the second period Half Parisian Saint Germain eased away from their opponents to complete a 6-0 victory. The goals were shared around with two each from Jonathan Croft and Jonathan Adams plus further strikes from Andrew Taylor and Mark Arthur.

 

As it turned out Half Parisian Saint Germain would qualify for the Cup and with two wins out of two and the goals flowing they could go into the Cup with some confidence. Cool Tours would ply their trade in the afternoon's Plate knockout.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Cracow United (Pol)

4

4

0

0

22

4

12

IFC (Pol)

4

3

0

1

26

8

9

Half Parisian Saint Germain (Eng)

4

2

0

2

15

5

6

Cool Tours (Pol)

4

1

0

3

6

19

3

FC Invicta of Folkestone (Eng)

4

0

0

4

1

34

0

 
 
 
Group Phase
 
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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