went into the final game of Group B with four
of the five teams locked together on 6 points.
Burritos FC versus PPB would see two teams in
action deciding the fate of four teams – two would
qualify for the Cup, two would qualify for the
Plate but who?
were the permutations? Well, a draw would see
both Burritos FC and PPB through on 7 points.
A win would see the victors through to the Cup
with goal difference deciding the teams in second
through to fourth. The losers were going to miss
out as they would finish on a lower goal difference
than Fundacao Benfica who would qualify in second
place thanks to their +4 goal difference.
a draw would be good enough for both these teams
there was no question of the two teams settling
for a point. Both were going for the win but we
could not find a goal in the first half.
the second half it was PPB who struck first through
Guilherme Pereira's second of the day. Burritos
FC had proven to be a second half team in their
last two games coming from 2-1 down to win 3-2
v Fundacao Benfica and turning 0-0 into a 2-0
win v Shrewsbury Townsend. They were at it again
when Matthew Lee's 5th goal in 3 games put the
teams level again at 1-1.
time was running out it looked like the 1-1 draw
which would suit both teams would be the final
score but there was a sting in the tail. With
virtually the last kick of the game Andrew Monaghan
won it for Burritos FC – the goal won the game
and the Group B title for his team. It also had
a devastating consequence for PPB as that goal
meant they would miss out on the Cup and go through
to the Plate. Fundacao Benfica suddenly saw themselves
rise from third to second and go through with