25 games of football in the Veterans competition
we only had one more to play - The 2014 Mallorca
Tournament Veterans Cup Final.
a Cup Final we had in prospect! We had two teams
who had both excelled throughout the day and I
don't think anyone could argue that they didn't
deserve to be in the Final. We had four exceptional
teams reach the Semi-Finals but now just two remained
to fight it out.
5, won 4 and 1 draw today. They had scored 15
goals along the way and conceded just one.
Played 5, won 3 and 2 draw today. They
had scored 15 goals along the way and conceded
you can see there was really nothing in it just
1 goal conceded between them. It is often the
goal-scoring teams that catch the eye (and these
teams averaged 3 goals per game) but it was the
best two defences in the tournament that had reached
the Cup Final. The two teams had history as they
met in the Group Phase and played out a 0-0 draw.
..pick a winner! We dare you!
game was underway and the two teams looked as
evenly matched on the pitch as they did on paper
and it was no surprise that when we reached half-time
it was the third successive goalless half of football
between these two teams.
much of the second half it still remained 0-0
and it looked for all the world as if we would
need penalties to split these two teams. However,
that would not be necessary. In the end one goal
settled matters late in the second half and that
goal game from Javier Alodear his fifth of the
tournament. It was a match-winning goal, it was
a tournament winning goal. It was a heartbreaking
goal if you were following The Blackouts.
seemed such a shame that a team had to lose. Yeah,
yeah it's a cliché but it has rarely been
more true as in this instance. The Blackouts can
feel very unfortunate that they came away with
Runners-Up medals instead of Winners medals. There
was some consolation for Ronan Gilligan as he
picked up the tournament top goalscorer award
with his 8 goals in the campaign.
became the second team to claim glory at a eurofootballfives.com
Veterans Tournament following the success of Sao
Marcos in Lisbon last year. The Veterans Tournament
rolls on to the Algarve in 2015 for the third
edition and w e hope to see as many of you as
possible in Portugal.