first final of the day would see Southgate County
versus Your Mum. With five games of football already
under their belt the two teams would need to summon
one last burst of energy to ensure they would
be picking up winners medals in the presentation.
Your Mum, this was a second Plate Final and the
first since their debut after 3 Plate Semi-Final
defeats in the years in between. As Deportivo
Lack of Talent in the 2011 Budapest Fives Plate
Final they narrowly missed out, 2-1, to Hungary's
Al Kaloida. Could they go one better in this one?
Southgate County it was a first @eurofootball5
final at only the second attempt. They would start
as favourites with 3 wins from their 5 games which
included a 3-0 win over Your Mum when the two
teams met in the group stage this morning.
the teams met earlier in the day it had been a
fast start for Southgate County with two first
half goals but this contest was much more even.
When the referee blew his whistle for half-time
we were all square at 0-0. For much of the second
half the score remained at 0-0 with Southgate
County looking to get on top as the game progressed.
Your Mum's resistance was broken by Simon Hicks
who scored his second of the tournament to give
Southgate County a 1-0 lead. Your Mum had come
from a goal down in their Semi-Final but were
unable to repeat the feat in the Final and they
fell further behind when Tony Sayers banged in
his 7 th goal of the day. It was a great return
for Sayers who scored the joint most goals of
the tournament but missed out on the Top Goalscorer
award due to the tiebreaker as his rival's goals
were scored in the Cup competition. Still, 7 goals
in 6 games is a superb day's work.
goal sealed the victory for Southgate County who
celebrated their win with gusto and well they
might after an epic journey to Lisbon. We'd like
to thank them for their monumental effort and
surely the winner's trophy and medals made it
like to offer our commiserations to Your Mum for
just missing out on glory in the Plate Final.
Following 6 appearances maybe it will be Lucky
7 next time – we'd like to thank them for their
continued support at our tournaments.
today though, we present you the 2016 Lisbon Tournament
Plate Winners – Southgate County.