Results
 

Crazy Waiters (Pol)

0

V

3

Cracow United (Pol)

Paris Expats (Fra)

2

V

1

Contejus Hurricanes (Eng)

Team Karma (Eng)

3

V

2

Hardly Athletic (Eng)

 

Cracow United hardly needed a helping hand but they were dealt one with the 3-0 walkover win against Crazy Waiters. Their points tally moved on to 12 with one game to go.

 
 
 

Next up was Paris Expats versus Contejus Hurricanes in what was arguably going to be the most crucial game of Group B. With Cracow United already qualifying for the Cup competition this was seemingly going to be the game that decided who would join them in second place. The team who lost would not be out of the equation for the Cup but they would have to be one of the best 3 rd placed teams to qualify.

 

So, with much at stake it was the team from France who enjoyed the better of the opening period as they forged ahead. At the break they led 2-0 with goals from Lukasz Meisner and Maciej Pojda.

 

If anyone thought the game was over they were mistaken though as Christopher Agathangelou pulled one back for Contejus Hurricanes. It was game on at 2-1 and all to play for. Paris Expats FC showed a lot of courage and capability to see the game out. They joined Cracow United on 12 points and secured Cup qualification.

 

Contejus Hurricanes had one more game left to decide their own fate.

 
 
 

The final game of Round 4 was Team Karma versus Hardly Athletic. Both teams were yet to win on the pitch although Hardly Athletic had a 3-0 walkover under their belts. Team Karma were yet to collect theirs but to all intents and purposes this game would most likely decide who would finish 4th and 5th place. If either could win then 3 rd was still a possibility with Contejus Hurricanes mathematically in reach.

 

The game started well for Team Karma and in particular David Ayres who scored twice to give his team a 2-0 lead. It was a different story after the break though and Hardly Athletic were on the comeback trail with two goals from Will Penhallurick but beyond that the game was thrown into all confusion regarding a potential phantom goal/real goal depending upon your viewpoint.

 

At the final whistle the referee was surrounded by players from each team and a couple of bystanders from other teams. Hardly Athletic thought they had earned a draw but Team Karma were sure they had done enough for a 3-2 win with a Chris Weedon goal. Hardly Athletic were adamant it was 2-2, Team Karma were equally adamant it was 3-2. An independent witness says he saw Weedon score. The referee had only noted 2-2 on the scorecard though.

 

In our tournaments the result does not become official until the results card is handed in. With discussions seemingly at an impasse we approached the scene to try and get to the bottom of things. We heard everyone's view and we have no doubt everyone wholeheartedly believed their view and what they saw. We do not believe there was any skullduggery at play from anyone just confusion. The only way to reach a solution was to ask the referee what they thought the referee said she thought she had made a mistake and it should be 3-2. She therefore handed the results card in at 3-2. If she had said she believed the result to be 2-2 and she had made no mistake we would have accepted the 2-2 score. We have to accept the referees word as final.

 

Everyone involved will have their views on the situation and we, as eurofootballfives.com, having not watched the game from start to finish (due to 3 pitches operating simultaneously) will never know. The result goes into the history books though as 3-2.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Cracow United (Pol)

4

4

0

0

18

1

12

Paris Expats (Fra)

4

4

0

0

13

6

12

Contejus Hurricanes (Eng)

4

2

0

2

6

5

6

Hardly Athletic (Eng)

4

1

0

3

9

16

3

Team Karma (Eng)

4

1

0

3

5

11

3

Crazy Waiters (Pol)

4

0

0

4

0

12

0

 
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