15th and final game of Group A was Big Wille's
versus Los Pibes. At the start of Round 5 the
two teams were 1st and 2nd. After Relentless FC's
win the teams were 1st and 3rd. Big Wille's were
in pole position needing only a draw to secure
the Group A title. Should they lose then they
would miss out on winning the group but still
qualify for the Cup in second place. They could
only miss out on second if they lost by 8 goals
or more – for a team that was unbeaten until now
you felt that was unlikely.
Los Pibes, they knew a win would win them Group
A and secure Cup qualification. A draw would see
them qualify for the Cup in 2nd place – although
they would be level on points with Relentless
FC they would have the better goal difference.
A defeat would see them miss out on the Cup and
qualify for the Plate in 3rd position.
the third interested party, Relentless FC, would
require a Big Wille's win in order to qualify
for the Cup. Things did not start well for Big
Wille's (or Relentless FC) as Los Pibes strolled
into a 3-0 lead by half-time. This was now 19
unanswered goals in their last 3.5 games.
though it was only half-time it looked like the
game was up for Big Wille's and so it proved.
The lead was extended to 4-0 in the second half
and Los Pibes had won Group A and qualified for
the Cup in style. Matias Nicolas Estay and Rodrigo
Palacia were amongst the goals again.
A was then rocked by the news that Big Wille's,
despite a very credible 2nd placed finish, would
not take their place in the Cup draw as they would
be withdrawing from the tournament due to injury/fatigue.
It meant all the other teams would move up one
place and so we would have Los Pibes and Relentless
FC qualifying for the Cup. Bede FC and The Average
Joes would qualify for the Plate.