Krakow Team (Pol)




SV Zoo (Ger)


The 2012 Krakow Trophy Plate Final was to be contested by two teams who had grown into this tournament. Today would see both Krakow Team and SV Zoo pick up medals but who would take the winners medals and the coveted Plate trophy?


With six games down and one to go the teams would need to summon up one last effort to collect those winners medals. After the early exchanges you would have put your house on Krakow Team as they raced into a 3-0 lead. Pre-match Krakow Team had met with a crisis being down to 3 fit players so special dispensation (in agreement with SV Zoo) was made for them to sign Clarke Woollam from Atlantic Star and Maciej Golec from Cool Tours.


It was one of those loan signings who opened the scoring and in some style with an overhead kick that saw the watching galleries erupt. SV Zoo must have regretted the decision to approve the loan. Miro made it 2-0 and Krakow Team were riding the crest of the wave. SV Zoo's sportsmanship returned to haunt them when the other emergency loan signing, Maciej Golec, made it 3-0. It was 3-0 at half-time and the local team looked like Plate victory was nailed on.


SV Zoo had come from behind more than once today and defeated more than one Plate champion (Irish Mbassy, 2011 Krakow Trophy and Atlantic Star, 2010 Manchester Fives) to reach this stage and they mounted a comeback with Tobias Krenz making it 3-1. Too little too late? Not at all as Krenz again, captain Jan Neubert and Johannes Filler's third of the day turned 3-0 down into 4-3 up. The comeback was complete and Krakow Team had nothing left in the tank to respond. Final score, 4-3.


Our congratulation to SV Zoo and our commiserations to Krakow Team. It was our pleasure to host you both and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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