final Quarter-Final was KML (Hol) versus FC Broxelona
A (Eng). It was the Runners-Up from Group A and
Group C respectively so the two teams should have
been well matched and they proved to be so.
was one of many thrilling encounters in the knock-out
phase of the 2017 Mallorca Fives. It was FC Broxelona
A who broke the deadlock thanks to Jack Baker's
third goal of the day. The goal was good enough
to give them a 1-0 lead at the break.
the second half KML turned the game on its head.
Jurre van Putten equalized to bring the Dutch
level. The men from Holland then forged ahead
as it was van Putten again with a crucial goal.
It looked like that might be enough to send KML
through to the Semi-Final.
Broxelona A had other ideas though. Just as it
looked like time may defeat the English team,
up stepped Adam Henderson to lash home a last
minute equalizer. It was to prove the last kick
of the game and we finished honours even at 2-2.
went into penalties…
Up stepped Remy Maduro but he put his penalty
high and wide. It was advantage Broxelona.
Luke Blackwell was the first man up for the English
team. He struck it to the bottom right corner
to put his team ahead.
Jeffrey Speek struck it to the bottom right corner
and KML stayed in the contest.
Scott Morgan added to his 5 tournament goals with
one in the shoot-out. As the goalkeeper went right,
Morgan struck it to the goalkeeper's left.
Brian Vreugdenhil had to score to keep KML in
it. He went down the middle and but Jack Wakefield
charged the ball down and saved it.
glanced over at the referee as we thought the
goalkeeper was a fair bit off his line when the
ball was struck but the referee was happy, there
were no appeals from KML and FC Broxelona A were
too busy celebrating to worry.
another sensational match, FC Broxelona A had
earned a tie with Valecuatro in the next round.