the start of the second half Zeeshan Ali shot
just over. Yasseen Ali then put it over the
bar with a bicycle kick and put another effort
just wide. Saipan FC appeared to weather the
early storm and had some chances of their own.
Agus Benedito Galmes had a couple of efforts
and then came close with a volley from a throw-in.
Adam Patel had a chance at the other end as
he came close to an equalizer before Galmes
almost increased the lead.
sands of time gradually ticked away and Saipan
FC defended well and kept possession when they
could. Richie Magnier's third clean sheet of
the tournament sealed the win.
sub-plot of this Cup Final was the top goal-scorer
award. Both Hector Navarro Real (Saipan FC)
and Hamza Patel (Galacticos) started the Cup
Final on 10 goals each. Neither could add to
their tally and so, for the first time in 94
tournaments we had a shared top goalscorer prize.
Well done to both players.
sincere commiserations to Galacticos who had
come so close to glory but just missed out –
now twice runners up in our tournaments. Could
it be third time lucky at their next Cup Final?
It was a superb day's play for them though but
it was just not meant to be though.
go to Saipan FC on their second eurofootballfives.com
victory. They join an illustrious list of teams
who are multiple Cup winners. They are the 12
th team to do so and just 2 titles behind the
all-time record holders (Olympic Phil Babb &