above result threw the cat amongst the pigeons
a little bit. However, as all three games in
Group A were played at the same time Krakowcaine
would not have known that a win would see them
have sole occupancy of the lead at the top of
Group A. They would have been going for victory
to keep pace at the top. Since their opening
draw, Krakowcaine had two wins on the bounce
and were hitting top form.
FC A had gone loss-win-loss and they would hope
to continue this sequence with a second win.
They currently were in fourth place and occupying
the Plate qualification places. They still had
work to do to secure this though and may well
have harboured hopes of qualifying for the Cup
if they could finish win-win.
game started off with a controversial moment
– Krakowcaine looked certain to go 1-0 up but
a shot was blocked on the line. It appeared
to hit the defender's chest but the referee
adjudged it handball and the penalty was awarded.
Nacho Mochales made no mistake from the penalty
spot – his second penalty of the day. Mochales
was to make it 2-0 before half-time with his
sixth of the tournament.
FC A were to hit back in the second period with
goals from Nathaniel Smithies second of the
day and an own goal helping them along the way.
The decisive goal though was scored by Krakowcaine's
Eloy Rubio and they were flying with the 3-2
win. Close but no cigar for Fylde FC A.