ASMS (Mor)




Trinacria A (Bel)

Giggs Boson FC (Eng)




Tysers (Eng)


We were down to the final four teams in our Trophy competition and first up was ASMS (Mor) versus Triancria A (Bel). It was the first Morocco versus Belgium fixture in our tournaments.

Just for fun, we looked up Morocco v Belgium internationals. There have been 3 meetings with Belgium winning in the 1994 World Cup and in a 1998 friendly. Morocco won a friendly international in 2008.

Due to the bye, ASMS had a little wait to get their knock-out phase started. On the plus side it was a chance to give the lungs a rest. On the negative side, it would allow muscles to stiffen up potentially. It did not seem to effect ASMS too badly as they were competitive in the first half. The two teams shared four first-half goals (Benyaha Hicham & Chaoui Hicham for ASMS, Stefano Di Consoli & Yassin Bouzonmita for Trinacria A).

Before the game you would have made ASMS favourites as they had 1 win, 3 draws and just 1 defeat in the group phase. They also had a level goal difference of 5 scored and 5 conceded. Trinacria has 1 won and lost 4 in the same period also scoring 5 but conceding 13.

However, it would not be ASMS who would progress. It would be Trinacria A as Aldo Urso struck the winning blow. It was a tough exit for ASMS who had done so well in such a difficult group in Group A.


So, who would meet Trinacria A in the Final? Would it be Giggs Boson FC or Tysers?

The two teams had similar records to reach this phase. Both were without a win in the group phase. Both teams finished 6th in their group and then defeated a team that finished 5 th in another group in the Quarters. Both teams had recorded comprehensive wins in the Quarters with Giggs Boson winning 5-1 and Tysers winning 4-1.

This would therefore be a tough match to call. We expected a close match and we got it. A solitary goal in the first half separated the two teams with Lee Townsend on the money again. He moved on to 7 for the tournament and was certainly in contention for the golden boot. In the second half he was to boost his tally with an extra goal as his goals proved the difference between the two teams. In goal, Thomas Van Raemdonck came so close to a clean sheet in the previous game but now he had successfully claimed a clean sheet.

Giggs Boson had been bidding to reach a second Trophy Final but, alas for them, it was not to be this year. We'd like to thank them for participating and we hope to see them all again on tour soon.

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