C was turning into a thriller – with three teams
jammed at the top of the table, Red Army could
make it even claustrophobic at the top by claiming
3 points themselves against Barely Athletic.
From Barely Athletic's perspective this was
a chance to get back into things – a win here
and another in the final game and who knows
where that could take them.
Army entered this game on the back of two defeats
and having started so well they really needed
to stop the rot and arrest their slide down
the table. They set about their task superbly
in this game and were ruthless in their execution
of Barely Athletic. They produced 8 goals (4
in each half) and with the group so tight soared
to the top of the table on goal difference.
Cooke bagged 5 goals to take him onto 9 for
the tournament and his challenge for the golden
boot award was a strong one. Mark Bryan scored
twice and Joao Neves netted to complete the
scoring. All was rosy in the Red Army camp.