Results
 

FC Broxelona B (Eng)

1

V

1

FC De Rimmer (Hol)

Brioche FS (Spa)

4

V

0

Ze'Argon (Fra)

FC Maroon (Eng)

0

V

0

KML (Hol)

 

With their first games under their belts it was Round 2 for all the teams in Group A and time to settle in to the tournament.

FC Broxelona made their eurofootballfives.com debut at the 2016 Budapest Fives with two teams. The B team began well and after 4 of their 5 group games were unbeaten (1 win, 3 draws). A win in their last game would have sent them into the Cup but they were up against 3 x eurofootballfives.com winners CIS of Belarus. FC Broxelona B lost 4-1 and would also finish 4th (of 6) in their group.

The Plate Semi-Finals saw a 2-1 win for Broxelona B over Vilag Valogatott which set up an all-Broxelona Plate Final. A ding-dong Plate Final saw the A team emerge victorious 4-3.

The English team were up against FC De Rimmer of the Netherlands who had suffered defeat in their opening game. Could they bounce back with a win against FC Broxelona B who drew their first game, 1-1.

Well, we were 1-1 here at half-time as goals from Daniel Turnham (FC Broxelona B) and Ernst Perk (FC De Rimmer) cancelled each other out. In the second half hopes of a winning goal for either team were dashed as the defences were on top. FC De Rimmer had their first points on the board. FC Broxelona B had their second draw of the day.

 
 
 

Next up on Pitch A was Brioche FS versus Ze'Argon . Brioche FS opened up with a defeat which betrayed their impressive record in our tournaments. However, it must be said that the Brioche FS team was much changed compared with previous years and they were a much younger and inexperienced outfit. They also featured the only female player of today's tournament. The Spanish team were hoping to put their first win on the board.

Ze'Argon were obviously hoping to prevent that and build upon a solid opening draw. The game did not start well for the French team as they conceded the first goal of the match. Assam Ndiaye Diome put Brioche FS 1-0 up and the Spanish team maintained the lead until the half-time whistle. 1-0 at half-time became 4-0 at full-time as the Spanish eased away from their opponents. Goals from Assam Ndiaye Diome and Ilyas Mjakker Fuster (2) completed this win.

Brioche FS were the big climbers of the round moving up from fifth to third. Ze'Argon still had time to re-ignite their campaign with 3 group games to go.
 
 
 

To complete Round 2 we had FC Maroon versus KML. These were the two early leaders in Group A and both came into the game with a win under their belts.

FC Maroon made their debut in the 2013 Lisbon Tournament. Their sportsmanship in that tournament is now something of eurofootballfives.com folklore. Having 2 victories to their name, their final group opponents were late for kick-off. FC Maroon could have claimed a 3-0 walkover which would have seen them go through but they decided to play the game it ended in defeat and they went out on goal difference. There was to be no karma.

They were also pretty unfortunate at the 2014 Budapest Fives where just 1 defeat saw them finish 5 th in the group with a haul of 6 points that included draws with 2009 Valencia Fives winners (9 Nana Budds) and 2015 Budapest Fives winners (Csabagyongye). In the Trophy competition they defeated Stanford FC 3-1 in the Quarter-Finals before a 2-0 Semi-Final defeat to eventual winners Contejus Hurricanes. An injury hit campaign at the 2015 Barcelona Fives saw them finish 5 th in Group E before a resounding 7-1 win in the Trophy Play-off. They then went out 6-2 to FC Atwood in the QF. Despite a troubled campaign, Matt Alawi was the second top goalscorer in the tournament with 8 goals.

FC Maroon's 2016 Riga Tournament campaign started slowly with 3 defeats but then a very good 0-0 draw with Melee FC (2 x Cup Finalists, 1 x Cup Semi-Finalists) changed their fortunes. They won their final group game 10-0 versus The Crazy Gang to qualify for the Trophy. In the Quarter-Finals they met another of their sister squads, FC Shark, and defeated them 4-1. A 4-2 Semi-Final win followed against One Calamski to set up a debut Final. A battling 0-0 draw against Latvian side Aliance would see the Trophy decided on penalties. It was a familiar tale for an English team in a penalty shoot-out as Aliance took the title, 3-2, in the shoot-out.

They opened up with a great 2-0 win over Brioche FS and would add to their points haul here. They would have to settle for a point though as the game ended 0-0.

It was a great start for both KML and FC Maroon who both lead the table with 4 points from 6 and both teams were yet to concede a goal in the tournament. KML topped the table courtesy of their larger margin of victory in Round 1.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

KML (Hol)

2

1

1

0

3

0

4

FC Maroon (Eng)

2

1

1

0

2

0

4

Brioche FS (Spa)

2

1

0

1

4

2

3

FC Broxelona B (Eng)

2

0

2

0

2

2

2

FC De Rimmer (Hol)

2

0

1

1

1

4

1

Ze'Argon (Fra)

2

0

1

1

1

5

1

 
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