Results
 

Projetio Tokio (Brz)

1

V

1

Big Time Krakow (Pol)

Krakowcaine (Swi)

3

V

2

Fylde FC A (Eng)

Cracow United (Pol)

1

V

3

Deddington Sea Eagles (Eng)

 

We began Round 4 with Projetio Tokio versus Big Time Krakow. Projetio Tokio were the first Brazilian team to play in eurofootballfives.com competition and made a great start with a 1-0 win. Since then, two defeats had seen them slide down the table. They needed a positive result here and, with a game against the bottom team to come, would be in good shape to make the knock-out phase.

It would not be easy for the boys from Brazil though as Big Time Krakow were in great form. They were top of the table with 7 points from 9 and remained undefeated. They had scored 6 goals and conceded just the one so far. Another win would push the Polish team closer to a place in the Cup competition.

It was Projetio Tokio who hit the front as Marcelo Nazari became his team's second goalscorer of the day and only the second man to beat Dutch shot-stopper Richard van Gerrevink. The Brazilian team maintained the lead until half-time. If the result stayed this way Group A would really open up. What could Big Time Krakow do to get back into it?

The pressure was on Big Time Krakow. If they were watching the other pitches they would have seen their title rivals Krakowcaine and Deddington Sea Eagles both leading at the break. Big Time Krakow had to get something from this game and they did. Carlos Diaz contributed his third goal to the cause and levelled things up at 1-1 which is how it finished.

Only time would tell if this was 1 point gained or 2 points dropped for these two teams.

 
 
 

The 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.

Fylde 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.

The 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.

Fylde 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.

 
 
 

The only thing left to settle in Round 4 was the not-so-small matter of Cracow United versus Deddington Sea Eagles. In our pre-tournament preview we marked Cracow United out as a team to watch due to their previous appearances at the 2012 and 2013 tournaments. They finished both those group campaigns with a 100% winning record. Today, they had an unwanted 100% record 3 defeats from 3. If they won their last 2 they could still make the Plate and have a chance of silverware.

Deddington Sea Eagles were in a three team fight for the top two places that would secure qualification for the Cup competition. They were undefeated with 1 win, 2 draws and would fancy their chances of moving on to 8 points based on their opponent's results so far today.

The game went with the form book as Jonathan Simon Norris and Edd Preece established a 2-0 half-time lead for the English team. Cracow United pulled a goal back after the break through Alexander Kupis but it would not be enough to earn them any points as Mark Cook's third in four games completed his team's scoring for a 3-1 win.

Deddington Sea Eagles moved up to a share of second place in the table. Cracow United remained in sixth and already knew they would not qualify from Group A.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Krakowcaine (Swi)

4

3

1

0

12

7

10

Big Time Krakow (Pol)

4

2

2

0

7

2

8

Deddington Sea Eagles (Eng)

4

2

2

0

6

3

8

Projetio Tokio (Brz)

4

1

1

2

4

7

4

Fylde FC A (Eng)

4

1

0

3

3

6

3

Cracow United (Pol)

4

0

0

4

3

10

0

 
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