who would take their place in the Final from
the second Semi-Final? The two teams set to
do battle were Tinniedad & Tobacco against
Nowa Huta Team?
two teams had reached this stage in very different
fashions. Tinniedad & Tobacco had stormed
into the Semi-Finals with a stunning 9-0 win
whilst Nowa Huta Team had a monumental tussle
with GSF Drunkerz and reached the Semi-Finals
courtesy of penalties. This promised to be an
equally gripping and tight encounter for the
& Tobacco looked to continue where they
left off against DHL Prague and when Jon McKinley
made it 1-0 it was now 10 goals without reply
for the English team. That was to change though
when Janczyk equalized for Nowa Huta Team. The
score remained at 1-1 until half-time.
Huta Team were Poland's last hope of success
in this tournament but those hopes drifted a
little when Matt Haythorn's second goal in as
many games restored the lead for Tinniedad &
Tobacco. There was a little breathing space
for the English team when Jon McKinley made
it 3-1. Nowa Huta Team ensured Tinniedad &
Tobacco would not be able to relax in the final
stages as Alek reduced the deficit to 3-2.
& Tobacco had conceded a last minute equalizer
in each of their previous two Cup Semi-Finals
before going out on penalties. Would this play
on their minds and lead to a nervous finale?
In the final stages of the game and with the
final touch of the game Michael Wilkes put the
game to bed at 4-2. Tinniedad & Tobacco
did not have it all their own way but they were
through to the Cup Final.