who would meet Di Stefano Peluguira in the final?
It was Spain's Cosegur Balear versus Cheesecake
FC. Cosegur Balear were creating quite a bit
of momentum – they had a 100% record with 6
wins out of 6, scored 18 and yet to concede.
That was the enormity of the task facing Cheesecake
two teams had met before in the group stage
and on that occasion Cheesecake FC had got closer
than anyone to getting a result against the
Spanish going down by the narrowest of margins,
that game was close, this was one was a bit
more convincing and it was Cosegur Balear who
emerged victorious. Mark Hignett of Cheesecake
FC conceded they were well beaten which was
very magnanimous. In the first half Cosegur
had opened up a 2-0 lead with Vicente Cedrun
Martin scoring twice to take his tournament
tally to 6 goals. In the second half there were
further goals from Carlos Cruz Gomez and a double
from Christian Alforo Sanchez as Cosegur went
FC did have some consolation though and it was
that they became the first team in 7 games to
breach the Cosegur Balear defence and defeat
goalkeeper David Leiva Collado – that honour
went to Richard Metcalfe.
had to say goodbye to Cheesecake FC for another
season. They remain the best team not to win
a tournament in our eyes. In 3 attempts they
have succumbed to pretty formidable opposition
each time. We look forward to seeing them again
next season if we are lucky enough for them
to join us and maybe 2013 will be their year.