second Quarter-Final was Awiw versus Hardly
Athletic. Awiw had qualified for the Plate courtesy
of their 4th placed finish in Group A with 8
points from their 5 games including taking 4
points off the top two in Group A. Their opponents
Hardly Athletic had a less auspicious CV in
this tournament and were the underdogs going
into the game.
were flying the flag for Poland in this competition.
With 5 of the 6 Polish teams that had taken
to the field this morning qualifying for the
Cup competition it was all down to Awiw to take
glory at this level. In a very close first half
it was they who edged it 3-2 thanks to a hat-trick
from Maciej Wrona outgunning a double from Stuart
Warren for Hardly Athletic.
was game on and the goals didn't stop flowing
in the second half although the goals were a
bit more one-sided. Nigel Walters added a third
goal for Hardly Athletic but Marcin Kluza (2)
and Konrad Moszczynski (2) ensured it would
be Awiw going through. It was a great game and
the final score was 7-3.
Athletic would sadly bow out at this stage.