56 games of football we came down to the most
important of them all….game 57 – The 2014 Mallorca
Tournament Cup Final.
the goals, all the tackles, all the decisions
(good and bad), all the sweat and all the effort
had lead us to this stage. What a Cup Final we
had in prospect! The two teams had arrived here
on merit and the crowds had assembled by Pitch
A to watch the climax of today's event.
Played 6 and won 6 today scoring 28 goals
along the way. This was their second eurofootballfives.com
Cup Final after the 2011 Algarve Open Final versus
Atheltico Do Hollande. That final was one of the
finest we've ever had but sadly for Cheesecake
FC they narrowly missed out. Today, they were
looking for that first victory.
6, won 4 and drawn 2 scoring 12 goals and conceding
four in the process. Had been steady throughout
and claimed important results when it mattered.
Although officially representing Spain the team
was largely of Bulgarian origin and they would
hope to become the third Spanish team in 5 tournaments
to win the Mallorca Tournament on one hand and
the second Bulgarian winners to lift a eurofootballfives.com
trophy (after Lozenetz City won the 2009 Prague
Masters and 2010 Manchester Fives).
game was under way and in the opening few minutes
the two teams were testing each other out and
the game was pretty even. There was little to
choose between the teams and little discernable
pattern to the game. That all changed however
when Mark Hignett produced a powerful strike into
the roof of the net from mid-range to put Cheesecake
FC ahead. Hignett, the 2010 Prague Masters top
goalscorer, had just netted his third goal of
today's tournament. It was 1-0 at half-time.
would Palma Select respond? Towards the end of
the first-half there were signs of tension and
tetchiness but in the second half they had regrouped
and made a concerted effort bring the game level
again. As you would expect from a team trailing
in the Cup Final they did most of the pushing
and pressing in search of an equalizer. Cheesecake
FC were proving very accomplished at soaking up
the pressure and then looking for the counter
was on such a counter-attack that they sealed
the victory. A very well worked break between
Phil Shaw and Kevin Raphael saw a rapid exchange
of passes and with some good movement saw Phil
Shaw find space in the Palma Select penalty area
to apply the finish. Cheesecake knew, the crowd
knew and probably Palma Select knew that this
Cup Final was won. It did indeed finish 2-0.
Raphael picked up the tournament top goalscorer
award with his 11 goals in the campaign….the second
Cheesecake FC player to win such an award. It
gave us great pleasure to present the winners'
trophy and medals to Cheesecake FC – thoroughly
deserved for their efforts and exploits over recent
years. Congratulations to the 2014 Mallorca Tournament
offer our consolations to Palma Select who had
played superbly on the day and made a great effort
in the Cup Final it what was an entertaining game.
We hope to see you all again at a tournament very