Krakow Team (Pol)




D'Ya Want Florentina (Eng)

Atlantic Star (Eng)




SV Zoo (Ger)


The first Plate Semi-Final was between Krakow Team and D'Ya Want Florentina. Krakow Team came into the Plate as the highest ranked of the seven teams and with that you could arguably say they were favourites. However, due to a bye they'd had a little gap between teams which could well have upset their rhythm. They met a D'Ya Want Florentina team that were buoyant and resurgent after a thumping 7-2 win.


Games with these teams involved had thus far yielded 5.875 goals per game (47 goals in 8 games) but goals were conspicuous by their absence here which is often a mark of a close contest as the stakes are raised as we go further and further into the tournament. Half time came and went with the teams all square at 0-0.


As the game went on the game would get more and more tense as the team's strived for a winner and the longer the game went on the more it seemed like one goal would win it for either side. In the end one goal did win it and it would be Krakow Team who would be celebrating and D'Ya Want Florentina who would taste disappointment. Sebastian Bigaj claimed his fourth goal of the tournament with what would prove to be the decisive strike to send his team into a maiden Plate Final.


For D'Ya Want Florentina it was time to bid farewell and we wish them well in future tournaments.


So, who would meet Krakow Team in the Plate Final? It would be either Atlantic Star or SV Zoo.


Both teams were finding form at the right time and there was little to choose between these two sides. Atlantic Star had pedigree at this stage of the competition having won a Plate Final at the 2010 Manchester Fives so could they draw upon this experience for a second appearance in a Plate Final? As we entered the second half we were no closer to finding out as the teams were level at 1-1. Richard Ladd kept up his goalscoring record with his fourth of the day for Atlantic Star and it was Mark Wojtynek's second strike of the day for SV Zoo.


SV Zoo moved ahead in the second half when Jan Neubert struck and at 2-1 it was going to be difficult for Atlantic Star. If 2-1 was difficult then 3-1 was a mountain to climb as Johannes Filler doubled the lead for the German team. Atlantic Star could not respond and it was tournament over for them.


SV Zoo had a final to prepare for……

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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