up we had Deddington Sea Eagles versus Projetio
Tokio. It was fifth versus fourth as the teams
kicked off. Deddington Sea Eagles were so far
unbeaten but 2 draws had stalled their progress
in the Group A table. We have often seen good
teams in these tournaments go unbeaten in the
group phase but miss out on Cup qualification
due to too many draws. Could Deddington Sea
Eagles get over the line and turn these draws
Tokio had so far won one and lost one although
the loss was to the league leaders. With the
game underway, goals were conspicuous by their
absence in the opening period – both defences
were on top and we reached the change of ends
level at 0-0.
the break it was Deddington Sea Eagles who made
the vital breakthrough. Mark Cook scored their
first of the tournament and he scored his second,
and his team's third, of the day to give the
English team a 1-0 lead. It was an open and
entertaining game with Deddington Sea Eagles
just on top and certainly looking the more likely
to get a second – they had a shot narrowly wide,
hit the bar and forced the Brazilian goalkeeper
into a fine fingertip save.
was a first win of the day for Deddington Sea
Eagles and they were up to third in the table.
Projetio Tokio had slipped down into fifth.