Results
 

Funsport A (Por)

5

v

1

Csabagyongye (Hun)

Breckland FC (Eng)

3

v

4

Futsal Pioes (Por)

FC Dad (Eng)

0

V

1

Lads of Lisboa (Eng)

 

We were now past the halfway stage at the 2013 Lisbon Tournament and the teams really needed to press ahead to stake their qualification claims. Funsport A were top of the table and were looking to strengthen their position when they met Csabagyongye.

 

The Hungarians had a lose-win-lose record and they'd love to continue that with another win but it was not going to be easy. They performed admirably in the first half but found themselves narrowly on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline. Ivo Samoes and Germano Paluna on the scoresheet for Funsport A, Balint Szimler's goal kept Csabagyongye in the tie.

 

Funsports A pushed home their advantage in the second half. Ivo Samoes made it 3-1 before Hermani Beaumondo made it 4-1 and the game was over Beaumondo added another to complete the 5-1 victory. The Portuguese were on a roll!

 

The result ended Csabagyongye's Cup qualification hopes but if they could take 3 points from their final game, Plate qualification was a definite on the cards.

 
 
 

Futsal Pioes had managed to keep pace with Funsports A every step of the way in terms of points although goal difference meant they were in 2nd place. They needed another win here to stay with Funsport A and, more importantly, guarantee their place in the Cup competition.

 

Breckland FC came into the game on the back of their first win and could move from 6th to 3rd with a draw or better. The win had given their form a jump-start and they were looking a much improved team. They were improved in this game and would consider themselves unlucky to be 2-0 down at half-time. The main architect was Malakias Ramos who scored his 6th and 7th goals of the tournament.

 

Breckland FC fought back through Daniel Tickle with two goals to 3-2. They were right back in this and only Ramos's third goal prevented them from being on level terms. Ramos scored his 9 th goal of the tournament for 4-2 and it looked all over. Daniel Tickle scored his hat-trick to reduce arrears to 4-3 but it was too late as the final whistle blew. It was a great effort from Breckland FC and if they could recreate this form in their last game I am sure they'd be ok.

 
 
 

The last game of Round 4 was FC Dad versus Lads of Lisboa. The two teams had experienced similar fortunes so far opening game victory followed by two defeats. The teams were still in a 4-way tie for 3rd place thanks to Portuguese victories above. There was therefore now a great opportunity for the two teams to stake a real claim for the Plate competition with a victory. A draw would see them with a little cushion over those behind but still with work to do.

 

There was a lot riding on this game and both sides were playing for victory. Both teams created chances but neither could put them away as we entered half-time all square at 0-0. The second half followed much the same pattern and it looked for all the world the game would finish goal-less.

 

That was until the dying embers of the game when Anthony Allder struck one of the most important goals of Group A. It was a killer blow for FC Dad but for the Lads of Lisboa it was a hugely important strike. It was a goal that handed them all 3 points and put Lads of Lisboa in pole position to claim a Plate qualification place.

 

FC Dad still had a chance of qualification but their last game was against Funsports A so would need a mammoth effort.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Funsport A (Por)

4

3

1

0

20

3

10

Futsal Pioes (Por)

4

3

1

0

11

5

10

Lads of Lisboa (Eng)

4

2

0

2

6

11

6

Csabagyongye (Hun)

4

1

0

3

7

10

3

FC Dad (Eng)

4

1

0

3

3

7

3

Breckland FC (Eng)

4

1

0

3

8

19

3

 
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