Results
 

Cream of the South (Eng)

1

V

5

Turn Down For Watford (Eng)

Mngball FC (Eng)

2

V

0

CBT FC (Eng)

RAF (Por)

1

V

1

Big Time Krakow (Pol)

 

We began Round 2 with Cream of the South versus Turn Down For Watford.

Cream of the South were making a second appearance in our events after playing at the 2022 Amsterdam Sixes. They began in fine style with a 2-1 win over Real Sosobad (Hol). A narrow 1-0 loss followed to Murder on Zidane's Floor (Hol) before a 3-1 defeat to Portugal's RAF. A 3-1 loss to Freshers FC and 2-0 loss to Ball Bashers followed these would be the eventual Plate and Cup champions respectively. It was a tough group and they'd hope for a kinder draw in Krakow.

The match got off to an electric start as Turn Down For Watford took the lead with a goal from Rich Lyons. However, Cream of the South quickly responded with an equalizer from Matt Vokes, making it 1-1 at halftime. As the second half commenced, the game remained finely balanced. Rich Lyons, who had already found the back of the net, once again showcased his goal-scoring prowess by regaining the lead for Turn Down For Watford. Turn Down For Watford continued to press forward, and Ben Gregory emerged as a key player, scoring twice to extend their lead to 4-1. Rich Lyons completed his sensational hat-trick with a well-converted penalty, sealing the match with a scoreline of 5-1.

 
 
 

CBT FC debuted at the 2022 Barcelona Fives and began in style with a 2-0 win over RAF Boulmer. They slipped to defeat next time out to Sharks (Spa), 2-1. There followed 3-0 defeats to FC Yol (Eng), 4-1 to Argon'ze A (Fra) and 5-0 EMC French Nuts (Fra). They finished 5 th in Group A to qualify for the Plate and they drew the toughest possible Quarter-Final against Club Esportiu Llefia. The Spanish were 2015 & 2021 Cup winners and dismissed CBT FC, 2-1.

Their sister squad (TBC FC) fared a little better in the group phase with a 1-1 draw against CE Llefia before a 3-1 defeat to AFC Blue Boys (Pol). They recovered with a 2-1 win against Argon'ze B (Fra) and 1-0 win against Toe Punters (Eng). They just missed out on a place in the Cup with a final game defeat, 2-1, against W London. They went through to the Plate Quarter-Finals and lost to eventual winners Polonia Limerick (4-0).

Today, they were looking to bounce back from opening game defeat (3-0) to Turn Down For Watford. They were up against Mngball FC who were also looking to avenge an opening game loss (3-1) against RAF.

Mngball FC started the match with intent, and Joe Olding provided an early breakthrough by scoring in the first half, giving his team a valuable lead. Mngball FC continued to push for goals in the second half. James Evans, who had already found the net in a previous game, displayed his goal-scoring form once again, adding to his tally and extending Mngball FC's lead. Despite their best efforts, CBT FC couldn't find a way back into the game.
 
 
 

In Round 1 we previewed Big Time Krakow as 2017 champions. This victory was followed up by success at the 2019 Gdansk Tournament. They opened up with a 4-1 win against Clandestinos, 3-0 win over DDCH and 6-1 against Pink Lloyd B before a 4-1 defeat to Fabryka Zielini. They returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win against The Post Office and completed their group games with a 6-1 win over RAF Boulmer A. They qualified for the Cup Semi-Finals and completed safe passage into the final against RAF Boulmer B, 4-0. The Cup Final was a re-match against Fabryka Zielini and this time they drew 1-1 meaning the title would be decided on penalties. It was title #2 for Big Time Krakow as they won 3-2 on spot kicks.

In the final match of round 2 in Group B, Big Time Krakow met RAF in a highly anticipated encounter between two teams who could realistically expect to challenge for the title.

Big Time Krakow took the initiative in the first half, with Daniel Tonev scoring a crucial goal to give his team a 1-0 lead. However, the drama was far from over. As the match reached its conclusion, a late twist occurred. An unfortunate own goal allowed Portugal's RAF to equalize, securing a 1-1 draw in the dying moments of the game.

The feisty encounter between these two teams showcased their determination and competitive spirit. Ultimately, the match ended in a draw, with both sides earning a point for their efforts.

This hard-fought draw saw RAF earn a valuable point and maintain their unbeaten record in the group stage. For the second game in a row, Big Time Krakow had to settle for a point despite their strong performance.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Turn Down For Watford (Eng)

2

2

0

0

8

2

6

RAF (Por)

2

1

1

0

4

1

4

Mngball FC (Eng)

2

1

0

1

3

3

3

Big Time Krakow (Pol)

2

0

2

0

1

1

2

Cream of the South (Eng)

2

0

1

1

1

5

1

CBT FC (Eng)

2

0

0

2

0

5

0

 
Click on links below to proceed to
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
©Copyright 2006 | eurofootballfives.com
site disclaimer | contact us