second Semi-Final was PPB versus Your Mum as third
placed in Group B met 4th placed in Group A.
had started the day well with two wins but two
successive defeats had seen them slip out of the
Cup qualification places in the final seconds
of Group B. Could this dash their confidence and
momentum coming into this game? They experienced
a similar fate in 2015 when they won their first
2 games then failed to win any of their next three
before being dumped out in the first knock-out
phase by an English team. Ealing Expendables was
that team in 2015, could it be Your Mum in 2016?
it was to be Your Mum they would have to come
from behind as Tomas Pereira put PPB ahead in
the first half. Your Mum rose to the challenge
and hit back in the second half when Daniel Lloyd
Davies's third goal of the tournament meant they
were level at 1-1. That proved to be the final
scoring in normal time and a penalty shoot-out
would be required to decide which team would meet
Southgate County in the Plate Final.
penalty shoot-out is always a great spectacle
and the crowd swelled as teams from other pitches
gathered to look on. It was PPB who would have
the honour of shooting first as Joao Nabais put
his team 1-0 up. Daniel Lloyd Davies scored in
normal time and made no mistake from the spot
as he made it 1-1.
Pereira restored the lead for PPB at 2-1 before
Alex Peters quickly levelled it up at 2-2. Tomas
Pereira made it 3-2 piling the pressure on Alick
Croft who made no mistake it making it 3-3 and
taking us to sudden death.
fourth round of penalties saw the heroes emerge.
First of all it was Mike Cave saving a well struck
penalty from Hugo Bastos. It was a save that meant
he may never father children again but it gave
Jack Croft the opportunity to send his team into
the final. Captain Jack was up to the task as
he fired the penalty home to spark wild celebrations.
PPB were out.