teams came to do battle at the 2013 Mallorca Tournament,
two remained Inter Women and Peluqeria Styl.
It was Englnd versus Spain for the ultimate prize.
So far in our Mallorca tournaments we'd had two
winners from Spain (Policia Mallorca, Cosegur
Balear), one from France (Grant Thornton) and
not yet a UK team. Inter Women were arguably favourites
to break that duck.
were treated to a game that was worthy of a final
which was full of goals, entertainment and watched
by a supportive crowd who thoroughly enjoyed it.
The best thing about the Cup Final was that the
two teams played it in a superb spirit despite
the honours that were at stake.
teams retained a 100% record with an impressive
7 wins from 7 games. An eighth win and the victors
would be crowned champions. Inter Women were looking
to win their second eurofootballfives.com title
and Peluqeria Styl were looking to turn last year's
silver medals into gold medals this year.
Styl got off to the worst possible start leaving
Neil Pennington in acres of space mid-way in their
own half with the goalkeeper leaving an inviting
gap to his left and Pennington struck true and
low for 1-0 with barely a minute on the clock.
The home team were on the back foot already. Inter
Women were able to get men behind the ball, defend
their box and hit their opponents on the break
with the pace and energy of Daniel Powell with
one of his colleagues also breaking to support.
Styl were allowed possession but they never looked
like breaking Inter Women down and they fell further
behind to Daniel Powell's 15th of the tournament.
At half-time it was 2-0 and Inter Women had one
hand on the trophy.
pattern of the game continued in the second half
and when Peluqeria did get a couple of shots off
past the Inter Women defence Daniel Giles in goal
was more than capable to bat them away. There
were a couple of scares for Inter Women as a free-kick
struck the arm of Ronnie Powell and a free kick
was given just outside the box and a mazy run
from Boadas where he showed sublime skill and
trickery to beat about 5 men (some more than once)
should have resulted in a goal but he failed to
pull the trigger trying to walk it in. That's
as close as they got though and at the other end
Daniel Powell made it 3-0 to seal victory.
how it should have finished but in the dying seconds
the Peluqeria Styl keeper tried to score a wonder
goal from the back (they had nothing to lose after
all) but got dispossessed in opposition territory.
The ball found its way to Daniel Powell who rolled
it into an empty net from the half-way line
10 players in the opposite half of the pitch.
Final score, 4-0.
Powell picked up the tournament top goalscorer
award with his 17 goals in the campaign. This
was his third golden boot award in our tournaments.
Women had become only the ninth team to win multiple
Cup titles. The current roll call reads;
Olympic Phil Babb: Amsterdam Fives (2008), Algarve
Open (2009), Prague Masters (2010) and Budapest
ABC United: Budapest Fives (2012) and Berlin
Athletico Do Hollande: Algarve Open (2010 and
FC Radbroke: Prague Masters (2011) and Algarve
Goldsmith Williams: Prague Masters (2008) and
Amsterdam Fives (2010)
Inter Women: Amsterdam Fives (2011) and Mallorca
Lozenetz City: Prague Masters (2009) and Manchester
Rigford Seahawks: Krakow Trophy (2009) and Berlin
Skidmarks: Valencia Fives (2011) and Krakow
winners of the 2013 Mallorca Tournament Inter
go to Peluqeria Styl who played superbly today
but were beaten by the better team in the Final.
Our congratulations also go to Have Ago Heroes
in the Plate competition. We would like to take
this opportunity to thank all our teams who participated
in what was a great day's competition. It was
a pleasure to host you all and we hope to see
you all again at a tournament very soon.