second Quarter-Final was Have Ago Heroes versus
Whiteley Galacticos. Have Ago Heroes had qualified
for the Plate courtesy of their 4th placed finish
in Group A with 6 points from their 5 games.
Their opponents Whiteley Galacticos also had
6 points from their efforts so this looked a
very even pairing on paper.
Ago Heroes had looked after Round 3 like making
the Cup competition but then faded at the end
with two defeats in a row so would need to turn
their form around to avoid tournament exit.
The Galacticos came into the game on the back
of a 5-0 win so should be full of confidence.
confidence would probably have evaporated after
the first half of this game as Have Ago Heroes
came storming out the blocks. We're not sure
what they had for lunch but it did the job as
they surged into a 4-0 lead at half-time. Rob
Millington opened the scoring before Ash Wainwright
bagged a double and Jordan Passey grabbed another
for his tally.
second half followed a similar pattern with
Dan Preston netting, Ash Wainwright completing
his hat-trick, Stephen Quiney opening his account
and Rob Millington book-ending the performance
with their final goal. Jake Alford would bag
a consolation with his fifth of the day and
it was some consolation with a “Trevor Sinclair-esque”
bicycle kick from a Steve Holmes throw-in.
Galacticos would bow at this stage but they
did secure one title on tour – the Pub Quiz
challenge champions at the Aquasol Hotel. A
bottle of champagne for their troubles…can't