who would meet Grant Thornton in the Cup Final?
The only thing we knew was that it would be
an English team as East Compton Eagles versus
Skidmarks. Both teams had a 100% record of reaching
Cup Semi-Finals in our tournaments but with
mixed results – Skidmarks 2 wins out of 2 (Valencia,
Krakow), East Compton Eagles 1 defeat in 1 (Berlin).
would clearly love that run to continue but
they didn't get off to the best of starts as
they conceded an early penalty which Rich Manns
converted for a 1-0 Eagles lead. It was his
6th goal of the day and as things stood he was
joint top goalscorer with Cedric Castarede (Grant
Thornton) for the tournament.
then showed why they are two-times eurofootballfives.com
champions as they put in a sensational burst
to turn this match around. Seb Palin equalized
and then ahead with two quickfire goals to put
him on 5 for the tournament. East Compton Eagles
were rocking a little at this stage and were
soon to be 3-1 down as Neil Taylor made it 3-1
when he thumped home from the edge of the box.
The half-time whistle blew and a great first
half we had.
second half was more sedate and it later emerged
that Skidmarks had a tactic to man-mark Sean
McCullough as they identified him as the creative
hub of the Eagles team. It seemed to work as
Skidmarks were able to maintain their 3-1 lead
through to the final whistle and made it a hat-trick
of Cup Semi-Final victories.
sadly had to say goodbye to East Compton Eagles
for another season. In the 2012 Berlin Fives
they were superb in the group stages before
a self-proclaimed disappointing Semi-Final performance
and they would probably say much the same here
(although much credit to their opposition).
We hope it's third time lucky next time out
and they reach that maiden Cup Final!