Results
 

Trinacria (Bel)

1

V

2

FC Fylde B (Eng)

Two Balls One Touch (Eng)

2

V

5

Deddington Sea Otters (Eng)

GSF Drunkerz (Svk)

3

V

0

Tea Time Pub (Pol)

 

We were almost at the conclusion of Group B. Round 5 began with just two points separating the top four. We knew the four teams who would progress to the Cup and the Plate we just didn't know which teams would go through to which competition! All games would kick-off at the same time so it was likely to be a roller-coaster of permutations before the dust settled on Group B at just after 2pm this afternoon.

We start on Pitch A with Trinacria versus FC Fylde B. Trinacria would need to win and better the result of Deddington Sea Otters to assure their place in the Cup. They arguably had the toughest job of the final four teams as they played against the league leaders, Deddington Sea Otters played against Two Balls One Touch and GSF Drunkerz had their walkover to collect.

For FC Fylde B, it was a little simpler win the game, win Group B. A draw would be enough only if Deddington Sea Otters failed to win. A loss and they would be in the Plate. This should be a cracker as both teams had to go all out for the win.

We started well with three goals in the first half. FC Fylde B were the happier as they outgunned Trinacria 2-1. There were goals from as Tommy Router and Joe Fratazzi outgunned Nuno De Jesus's strike for the Belgians. We have it on good authority that Tommy Router's goal was a screamer worth four goals (source: Tommy Router). His goal would only count as one but that's all FC Fylde B needed it to count for.

The second half played out with no further addition to the score and FC Fylde B were through to the Cup as Group B champions with 12 points from a possible 15 (only Krakowcaine had more). For Trinacria, they would play their knock-out football in the Plate competition.

 
 
 

GSF Drunkerz were done on the field of play for the group phase as they picked up the 3-0 walkover win. It took them to 11 points and confirmed they would finish second in the table due to FC Fylde B's win above.

 
 
 

The last round of fixtures in Group B were scheduled to kick-off at the same time. So, at the start of play we didn't know who would be going through. Deddington Sea Otters had a decent chance but things were out of their own hands. They knew GSF Drunkerz had the knock-out win to come which meant they had to win and hope FC Fylde B failed to win. If they won and FC Fylde B v Trinacria was a draw then they were through (on goal difference or goals scored unless the other game was a high scoring draw and they only won by one). If Trinacria won they simply had to match or better Trinacria's win to go through on goal difference, goals scored or head-to-head depending on the final scores.

They were up against Two Balls One Touch who already knew they were out but they could finish the day on a high. It was a struggle early on though as Deddington Sea Otters raced to a 4-0 half-time lead. Joe Thornton set them on their way with a brace before Jordan Kaye contributed a third. Joe Thornton completed a first half hat-trick with the fourth.

Deddington Sea Otters were doing their bit but they needed a favour from Trinacria over on Pitch A. It was unlikely Trinacria were going to better their win so they needed the Belgians to grab an equaliser just the one goal would do it. Things never happened on Pitch A as the Sea Otters would have wanted them to as that game stayed at 2-1 to C Fylde B.

Here on Pitch C, Deddington Sea Otters duly completed their win. It finished 5-2 in the end with John Bird scoring his second of the day for the Otters. Two Balls One Touch finished with a flourish as James Crowther scored twice.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

FC Fylde B (Eng)

5

4

0

1

8

3

12

GSF Drunkerz (Svk)

5

3

2

0

10

2

11

Deddington Sea Otters (Eng)

5

3

1

1

11

5

10

Trinacria (Bel)

5

2

1

2

7

5

7

Two Balls One Touch (Eng)

5

1

0

4

5

11

3

Tea Time Pub (Pol)

5

0

0

5

0

15

0

 
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