who would meet Policia Local de Palma in the
final? It was Ecuador's Guayaquil 100%, winners
of Group B, taking on England's Midway Northerners.
in these tournaments goes a long way and Quayaquil
100% had bundles of it having won their last
four games and scoring 16 goals in those games.
Midway Northerners were on a high though with
a remarkable leap from 5 th place to the Cup
in their final group game.
this stage of a tournament the first goals in
games are crucial and can often be decisive.
In this fixture it was to be Quayaquil 100%
who drew first blood and it was maybe no surprise
that it was Piero Zapata who scored it with
his 9 th of the tournament. It was a lead they
were to hold until half-time.
Northerners FC had the next half of football
to maintain their presence in the 2011 Mallorca
Tournament and they carried the hopes of the
English nation on their shoulders. They fought
back well and were always in contention for
a place in the final as Quayaquil 100% never
got away from them. Their performance saw the
reward of a Michael Cullen goal but it was not
quite enough to see them to extra time as Joel
Cuedillos scored the match-winning strike to
see the Ecuador team into the final 2-1.
strike partnership of Zapata and Cuedillos had
now netted some 17 goals between them in the
competition so far. Could this be the tournament
winning partnership? We would have to wait and
sadly had to say goodbye to Midway Northerners
and the two Midway FC squads had been a joy
to host at the tournament. They have already
declared an interest to return to eurofootballfives
action next season – we look forward to seeing