second quarter-final was a fantastic game as FC
Invicta of Folkestone met Atlantic Star. Atlantic
Star would no doubt be favourites given their
superior record in the Group Phase and also because,
ignoring the walkover, they had taken the lead
in all three of their games so far.
Star made that four games in a row when Richard
Ladd made it 1-0. It did not take long before
Clarke Woollam made it 2-0 and Mark Brereton made
it 3-0. You would be forgiven for thinking that
Atlantic Star's place in the Semi-Finals was assured.
You would have been wrong.
Invicta grabbed a goal back through Bartosz Subik
and they had a foothold in the game. A second
from Subik made it 3-2 and it really was game
on. The half-time whistle went and would this
arrest the FC Invicta momentum? Not at all as
they found themselves level at 3-3 with another
Subik strike. The Polish loanee nicknamed Stevie
G was proving an invaluable signing.
Atlantic Star had taken the lead in 4 games they'd
only won one to date but were back in front when
a Polish loanee of their own, Goncalo Gaspar,
made it 4-3. Would this end the FC Incvicta comeback?
The reply again is no as Subik made it 4-4 and
that's how it finished.
were now into Golden Goal extra time and potentially
penalties although with goals flying in we didn't
think it would go that far. Who would be the hero
to send his team into the Semi-Finals? Step forward
Richard Ladd. He claimed the game's first and
decisive final goal and it was Atlantic Star who
were through to the semi-finals but it was sadly,
for FC Invicta, adios to the men in white.