Results
 

3 Lions (Eng)

1

V

0

Askeaton FC (Ire)

Olimpico (Ecu)

1

v

2

Policia Local de Palma (Spa)

Midway Northerners (Eng)

4

V

0

CSF (Eng)

 

The first game of Round 2 saw 3 Lions meet Askeaton FC. We won't mention too much about the first half because, you guessed it, it was 0-0 the fourth game running. Would we see our first goal-less draw of the day at full-time? No, yet again we had second-half goals but none more controversial than in this game.

 

Late in the second half, Askeaton FC scored or at least the thought they had. Think about Lampard against Germany in the 2010 World Cup, think about Roy Carroll for Man United v Spurs at Old Trafford and you will remember balls clearly crossing the line but goals not given. Unfortunately for Askeaton FC they were the victims of this miscarriage of justice. Now, we always get teams claiming decisions go against them and many calls are 50/50. This wasn't, we saw the incident ourselves and the ball was miles over the line certainly 50-60cm over. Somehow the referee didn't see it and 3 Lions had a reprieve.

 

To add insult to injury, 3 Lions went up the other end and scored soon after. It meant the 3 Lions picked up their first win and would join Askeaton on 3 points. If the goal had been given maybe they would have gone on to claim the win themselves and be on top with 6 points it wasn't to be though. The luck of the Irish was bad luck on this occasion.

 
 
 

It was Ecuador versus Spain in the next match of Round 2 and we had our first-half goal hallelujah. The celebrating striker was Brayan Toro as he gave Olimpico a 1-0 lead at the break. It was a lead that would have seen them jump to the top of the table if they could keep their opponents at bay.

 

Policia Local de Palma had shown they were made of solid stuff when they battled to a first match win in the second half against the 3 Lions. This was a tougher task though as they had a deficit to overcome. It was a task they were fully capable of achieving and when Pedro Javier Inaresos Garcia equalised it was game on.

 

The third goal in this match proved decisive and decided on the destination of all 3 points. Carlos Alomar Alvaros was the man to claim the goal and claim the victory for his Policia Local de Palma side. It ensured they had maximum points and sat pretty on the top of Group A. Olimpico occupied 5th place.

 
 
 

To complete the second round of fixtures was Midway Northerners versus CSF. Both teams needed to win with CSF needing to bounce back from opening game defeat and Midway Northerners looking to build upon their opening draw. As it turned out Midway Northerners were better at building than CSF were at bouncing.

 

Midway Northerners FC had raced into a 3-0 lead before the break as Riyad Ibrahim, Michael Cullen and Matt Edwards all had the goal-scoring touch. The second goal in particular was real quality and had CSF's Alex Thomas off the bench and on to the pitch to congratulate his opponent.

 

Midway Northerners rewarded Thomas's sportsmanship by adding fourth goal misery to the CSF as Ibrahim claimed his second of the game to round off a comfortable 4-0 win. Midway Northerners were in 2nd place and looking good. CSF had three group games left to make a positive mark in the points column of Group A.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Policia Local de Palma (Spa)

2

2

0

0

3

1

6

Midway Northerners (Eng)

2

1

1

0

5

1

4

Askeaton FC (Ire)

2

1

0

1

2

1

3

3 Lions (Eng)

2

1

0

1

1

1

3

Olimpico (Ecu)

2

0

1

1

2

3

1

CSF (Eng)

2

0

0

2

0

6

0

 
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