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.
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.
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
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.