who would meet Deddington Sea Eagles in the
Plate Final? It would be either Deddington Sea
Otters or FC Fylde A.
Sea Otters were the favourites for this one
– they had the best group phase record of all
the teams in the Plate competition. They recorded
10 points from their 5 games. This total would
be good enough to qualify for the Cup in many
other tournaments. They had a goal difference
of +6 so far today. FC Fylde A were the underdogs
as they had a points tally of 6 in the group
and a goal difference of -2.
was somewhat of a surprise then that within
the opening minutes that FC Fylde A found themselves
2-0 up courtesy of strikes from Ramzy Elftesi
and Ben Collinson. Both teams had chances but
maybe the killer blow was struck by Jack Davidson.
Surely at 3-0 there was no way back for the
Sea Otters. Joe Thornton then hit the post for
Deddington and the fact it bounced away to safety
summed up their first half.
Fylde A were merciless in the second half with
Ramzy Elftesi in particularly enjoying himself
in front of goal. He went on complete a fine
personal hat-trick to make it 4-0 and then 5-0.
Deddington Sea Otters did grab a goal back through
Joe Thornton but we are sure it provided scant
consolation. Ramzy Elftesi was not quite done
yet as he took his tally to the game to five
as FC Fylde A completed a storming 7-1 win.
commiserations go to Deddington Sea Otters who
missed out on a European Final against their
sister squad. FC Fylde A would take their place
in the Plate Final.