who would take their place in the Final from the
second Semi-Final? The two teams set to do battle
were Tanagra against Stilton Rovers.
emerged from the group phase as the Group B champions.
They started off like a runaway train with 3 wins
in a row before stumbling over the line taking
just 1 point from the last 6 available to finish
top on goal difference. They failed to score in
their last two group games which may offer hope
for Stilton Rovers.
Rovers had an early setback with a 1-0 opening
defeat before claiming 3 successive victories
and then coming from behind to take a good point
against Group A winners, Sago.
teams had scored 10 goals today and after an even
first half they each took their tally to 11 goals.
For Stilton Rovers, Peter Ciezak took his personal
tally to 5 goals which would see him finish joint
top in the goalscoring charts of the Veterans
Tournament. Tanagra's goal was scored by Rondolfo
the second half the next goal of the game was
always likely to prove crucial. It went to Jacob
Hugo of Tanagra and the Portuguese team never
looked back. The onus was then on Stilton Rovers
to attack and Tanagra proved very adept of taking
advantage of the gaps. Jacob Hugo went on to complete
a second half hat-trick and Rondolfo Tarques added
his second of the game for good measure.
had to say farewell to Stilton Rovers - we thank
them for supporting the tournament and it was
a great debut. The last result was not representative
of their performance overall but you may as well
go out 5-1 trying to equalize than losing 2-1
and going out with a whimper. It was a pleasure
to host you in Lisbon.