Vets and WEEDS met on Pitch A with both teams
knowing this would be their final game at the
2016 Lisbon Tournament. Neither team could qualify
for the Plate but they both had the chance to
end their tournament on a high.
teams were playing for pride, honour and (nominally)
for 5th position. A win for either would secure
5th and a draw would see Ashtead Vets achieve
that position. It was a familiar feeling for WEEDS
in the first half as they saw themselves trail
by the odd goal – Matt Fowkes of Ashtead Vets
the scorer this time.
the break we heard one of the biggest cheers of
the day emanate from Pitch D and it was to greet
Graeme “Spinky” Spink's**
strike for WEEDS – their first of the day and
first in eurofootballfives.com competition. The
very least they deserved for their efforts this
for WEEDS it would not earn them any points as
Ashtead Vets scored twice in the second half through
James Griffiths and Matt Fowkes again. It was
Fowkes 3rd of the tournament and 5th eurofootballfives.com
was a great note to end on for Ashtead Vets. We
would like to thank both teams for participating
in the tournament and we very much hope to see
you next year when the Veterans Tournament rolls
on to Mallorca in June 2017.
This goal has since
been referred to the dubious goals panel for a
case of mistaken identity. The goal for WEEDS
was actually a wonder volley that came from the
boot of Luke Walden.