Results
 

AFC Ramos (Wal)

1

v

7

Di Stefano Peluguira (Spa)

Son Gual (Spa)

2

v

2

Vodafone Rangers (Eng)

Olympic Phil Babb (Eng)

2

v

4

Inter Women (Eng)

 

The last round of fixtures threw up some intriguing ties and we began with AFC Ramos against Di Stefano Peluguira. The Spanish needed to win and with a big win would probably take the Group A title but first and foremost they needed the 3 points to guarantee Cup qualification. AFC Ramos needed a point to guarantee Plate qualification as if they lost, Vodafone Rangers won and Rangers took a higher goal difference then AFC Ramos could conceivably slip into the Wooden Spoon. They were on a run of three successive defeats so had their work cut out against a team on a run of three successive wins.

 

The form book can often lie but it certainly didn't on this occasion as the Spanish took no prisoners in making it a run of four successive wins. They ran out 7-1 winners, secured their Cup place and all but guaranteed the Group A title as Inter Women would need a big win to leapfrog them. There was a hat-trick each for Carlos Paton Parra and Juan Jose Soria Lizana and that man Alberto Fernandez x2 also scored. For AFC Ramos, it was Nick McNally again with his 4th of the tournament. The Welsh team would have to see if they'd done enough to make the Plate.

 
 
 

The penultimate match of Group A was Son Gual versus Vodafone Rangers. Son Gual would go into the game on a high following their first win of the day and a second would put them solidly in 4th position. A draw would also secure 4th but a defeat would mean a 3-team tie on 3 points and we'd go to goal difference. Vodafone Rangers had to win to have any chance of making the Plate anything less and they would be in the Wooden Spoon.

 

So, lots to play for. We were treated to a great game and an enjoyable spectacle. The game could have gone either way and we reached half-time level at 1-1. Another 1-1 half meant we finished all square at 2-2 with a Matt Skeath double for Vodafone Rangers. It was their first points of the day but could not prevent them finishing 6 th and they would indeed play in the Wooden Spoon play-off later this afternoon.

 

Son Gual would qualify for the Plate though courtesy of a strong finish to the group and 4 points out of a possible 6 which would see them finish in 4th.

 
 
 

So 14 games down, 1 to go and it was an important game as Olympic Phil Babb met Inter Women. This game was not only huge in terms of pride and honour between two previous winners jostling for superiority and bragging rights but it had very immediate consequences in terms of Cup qualification from Group A. Inter Women were in the advantageous position whereby they only needed a draw to qualify. If they could win big they could conceivably take the Group A title but that was a longshot. Olympic Phil Babb only had one option win. Otherwise, the 4 times winners could miss out on the Cup altogether.

 

With a fantastic record of 4 wins in 4 tournaments, Olympic Phil Babb were there to be shot at and Inter Women were certainly firing everything at them and they reached the break 1-0 up. This was a real test of Olympic Phil Babb's metal could they recover? If they were it would have to be an amazing comeback as Inter Women stretched their lead after the break to 3-0. Olympic Phil Babb were not beaten just yet as two quick goals from James Cooper put them right back in it. The decisive goal was the 6th goal though it went to Inter Women as they went 4-2 up and killed the game off.

  

It was a fantastic result for Inter Women who joined Di Stefano Peluguira on top with 13 points but finished second on goal difference. The defeat meant Olympic Phil Babb slipped to 3rd and they would later learn they had not done enough to be one of the best 3rd place finishers to make the Cup and incredibly they would be in the Plate competition.

 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Di Stefano Peluguira (Spa)

5

4

1

0

21

5

13

Inter Women (Eng)

5

4

1

0

17

5

13

Olympic Phil Babb (Eng)

5

3

0

2

11

6

9

Son Gual (Spa)

5

1

1

3

6

12

4

AFC Ramos (Wal)

5

1

0

4

4

17

3

Vodafone Rangers (Eng)

5

0

1

4

3

17

1

 
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