final teams in Group B to start their challenge
were Ashtead Vets versus Pioes.
Vets made their debut at the 2015 Algarve Veterans
Tournament and impressed. They finished 3rd in
Group A with 2 wins, 2 draws and just the 1 defeat.
They qualified for the Plate competition but hopes
of glory were dashed in the Semi-Finals with a
narrow 1-0 loss to The Warriors.
English team had enjoyed a long day/night out
on the beers – perfect preparation for today's
tournament and they seemed to “enjoy” a hangover
off and on the pitch as they struggled in the
early exchanges. Pioes took full advantage to
lead 3-0 at half time thanks to goals from Bruno
Bambo, Joaquim Lopes and then Bruno Bambo again.
Vets pulled it back in the second half and prevented
their opponents adding to their tally but they
were unable to get on the scoresheet at the other
end. The second half finished as it started –
3-0 to Pioes.