goal was the last action of the game. The Dutch
group had seen their KML team concede a last
minute equalizer in the Cup Quarter-Final before
a penalty shoot-out exit. Penalties would decide
the Plate Final and Manneliefde would hope for
a different outcome.
course, Mannenliefde had penalty shoot-out success
in the Quarter-Final so they would be feeling
confident. FC Shark had yet to contest a penalty
shoot-out in eurofootballfives.com competition.
Monsfort was goalkeeper during the match itself
but, like Louis van Gaal in the 2014 World Cup,
the Dutch opted for Rick Dreschler as their
shootout ‘keeper due to his heroics in the Quarter-Final
where he saved 2 out of 3.
would be Mannenliefde to take the first penalty.
Jeffrey Speek powered it under the goalkeeper's
dive for 1-0. FC Shark were level when Chris
Breen made it 1-1.
Maduro made it 2-1 to Mannenliefde as he passed
it into the right-hand corner as Goodyear went
the other way. This shifted the pressure on
to Andy Stockbridge who was up next for the
English. He went low and hard but most importantly
the goal-kick was successful.
was back on to Mannenliefde. Rene Flooren scored
his penalty in the Quarter-Final but this time
he put it over the bar and there was a huge
opportunity for FC Shark. Joe Cridland stepped
forward to the penalty spot with a chance to
win it for his team. Dreschler went to his left,
Cridland struck it sweetly to the goalkeeper's
right as the cheers roared from the FC Shark
a Plate Final! Please spare a thought for Mannenliefde
who came so close. They collected runners-up
medals in the presentation.
congratulations to the 2017 Mallorca Fives Plate