Results
 

FC Miracle (Hun)

2

v

0

Coverton Road (Eng)

S.I.T.S (Eng)

0

v

6

East Compton Eagles (eng)

Team Extreme (Eng)

1

v

1

Sportsman Arenal (Spa)

 

As we entered the final Round of games there was much to play for and the main talking point at the top was who would finish in the top two in order to guarantee Cup qualification? There were 3 teams battling it out for the 2 spaces and for the final Plate place it was effectively a straight fight between Coverton Road and Sportsman Arenal.

First up was FC Miracle versus Coverton Road. FC Miracle had to win and hope that one of East Compton Eagles and Team Extreme would drop points. A draw would be good enough if one of those teams lost by 3 goals unlikely you would say based upon results so far today.

Coverton Road had Plate qualification in their own hands a win would secure that. A draw would be ok if Sportsman Arenal failed to win. A defeat would leave them sweating if Sportsman Arenal failed to win it would be enough if the Spanish lost but would come down to goal difference if the Spanish drew.

It was advantage FC Miracle in the early stages as Janos Molnar fired home and they led at the break 1-0. Coverton Road were really up against it now and whilst they had been competitive all day results were just eluding them as the group reached its climax. 1-0 became 2-0 in the second half as Laszlo Zsolt sealed the points. All eyes were now on the following games to see where these two teams fate lay.

 
 
 

At the top of Group B East Compton Eagles could seal their place in the Cup and take the Group B title with a win against S.I.T.S. Anything less and they'd be hoping Team Extreme were unable to better their result.

Mathematically S.I.T.S could still make the Plate with an 7 goal win and a Sportsman Arenal defeat but in reality that would be tough. Reality was indeed proving tough as East Compton Eagles soared into a 3-0 lead by the break. Rich Manns grabbed goals number 3 and 4 for him for tournament before Chris Catling opened his personal account.

Things went from strength-to-strength after break for the Eagles as Manns completed his hat-trick, Stu Burgoine grabbed his first of the day and Sean McCullough grabbed his 5 th of the day. The result pretty much gave them the Group B title and well done to all East Compton Eagles.

For S.I.T.S it was probably a game too far on the day and we thank them for participating in the tournament and adding much colour and fun to proceedings.

 
 
 

The final game of Group B was Team Extreme versus Sportsman Arenal. It was a must win game for both teams for different reasons. Team Extreme needed the win to make the Cup, Sportsman Arenal needed the win to make the Plate. A draw would see both miss their targets but Team Extreme would have the Plate to fall back on. Sportsman Arenal would simply be out.

FC Miracle and Coverton Road would be watching and hoping the result would go their way. FC Miracle cheering on Sportsman Arenal and Coverton Road cheering on Team Extreme as their fate would be determined by the two teams on the pitch.

It would be Sportsman Arenal (and FC Miracle) who would be cheering first as Sportsman took the lead and could they be on for their first win? An own goal from Agusto certainly didn't help their cause and there was renewed hope for Team Extreme (and Coverton Road). All of a sudden Sportsman Arenal and FC Miracle were anxious it was like watching Soccer Saturday on the last day of the season. These were nervy times.

As the sands of time dropped away it was looking like FC Miracle & Coverton Road would be the main beneficiaries of the draw whilst the two teams slugging it out on the pitch would leave the field disappointed. Time ran out, the final whistle blew and it did indeed finish 1-1.

Our congratulations to East Compton Eagles and FC Miracle for qualifying for the Cup. We also congratulate Team Extreme and Coverton Road for making the Plate. Sportsman Arenal joined S.I.T.S on the sidelines to watch the rest of the festivities.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

East Compton Eagles (Eng)

5

3

2

0

14

4

11

FC Miracle (Hun)

5

3

1

1

8

6

10

Team Extreme (Eng)

5

2

3

0

6

4

9

Coverton Road (Eng)

5

1

1

3

6

6

4

Sportsman Arenal (Spa)

5

0

4

1

3

4

4

S.I.T.S (Eng)

5

0

1

4

0

13

1

 
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