Results
 

Pangare Futebol Clube (Bra)

2

v

2*

BSP FC (Eng)

* BSP FC (Eng) won 3-1 on penalties.

 

The second final of the day would see Pangare Futebol Clube versus BSP FC. With seven 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 and not runners-up medals in the presentation.

There were similarities between both teams' adventures. Pangare Futebol Clube were the reigning Lisbon Tournament champions (for another hour or so at any rate) and BSP FC were the reigning Amsterdam Fives champions (for another couple of months). In the history of our tournaments, there were 8 teams who had won both a Cup and a Plate over the years. The winner here would be the 9th team on that list.

These two teams had already met today back in Group C it was a 2-1 win for the Brazilians on that occasion and a repeat would do them just nicely. Both teams were hitting form. Pangare Futebol Clube had won their previous 4 games. BSP had put a run of defeats behind them to win their last two. Pangare Futebol Clube were the top scoring team in the tournament (25 goals) and would finish with the joint best goal difference.

The stage was set, let's get the action underway. It was first blood to the Brazilians as William Junior scored his seventh of the tournaments he had already eclipsed his total of 4 from last year. In the second half Aaron Ward levelled it up at 1-1 for BSP FC before Kyle McLellan turned the game on its head and put the English 2-1 up. Just as the victory looked to be secure, Pangare Futebol Clube's William Junior popped up again with his 8th and most important of the tournament. He equalized to make it 2-2 which is how the game finished.

 
 
 

As with the Trophy Final, the Plate Final would need a penalty shoot-out to settle matters. BSP FC would have the honour of taking the first penalty. Kyle McLellan strode forward and confidently scored for 1-0. Felipe Soares de Alencar had 9 goals in the tournament and powered his penalty past Ben Hamlet, who was rooted to the spot, for 1-1. Matt Churchill went for power and smashed it down the middle past the despairing dive of Almir Martins Coelho.

Captain Wendell Santos was up next for Pangare Futebol Clube he went for a mix of placement and power as he went for the left corner. It was a nice height for Ben Hamlet, head height when diving, and Hamlet heroically kept the ball out with his face. Wendell Santos had his head in his hands whilst Hamlet was pole-axed on the floor and his nose bloodied. He had given BSP FC a huge advantage though.

Zak Sandhu strode forward to take what could be the decisive penalty. He went for power and although Almir Martins Coelho went the right way and jumped forward to narrow the angle he was unable to prevent the ball whistling past him and making the net bulge. BSP FC had done it!

First of all we offer our consolations to Pangare Futebol Clube on a fine campaign they could not have got much closer to the Plate winners' trophy. Huge congratulations to our 2018 Lisbon Tournament Plate champions though BSP FC.

#TwoTours #TwoTrophies.

 
 
 
 
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