were at the 2014 Mallorca Tournament Veterans
Cup Semi-Finals stage and from the 10 teams who
started the day we were down to the final 4. There
were still 3 different nationalities in with a
chance of victory so who would it be? England,
Ireland or Spain?
up was The Blackouts (Ire) against Westfield Wanderers
(Eng). The Irish team boasted the best record
of all the teams in the Group phase and had yet
to concede a goal. Westfield Wanderers also had
a fine morning and only had 1 less point than
The Blackouts in the group phase and had actually
been more free-scoring than the Irish team in
the group phase although the Wanderers defence
had been more porous (conceding six).
may well have been the difference in defensive
capabilities that settled this as The Blackouts
had looked almost impregnable. With the first
half drawing to a close they were still on course
for a 5 th clean sheet. At the other end though
they were still banging the goals in and lead
Wanderers did get on the scoresheet in the second
half as Aaron Dix became the first man to score
past Noel Holland today. It was Dix's fifth goal
of the competition capping a fine day for him.
However, The Blackouts continued to score goals
at the other end and completed the game as 5-1
winners. There were two goals for Darragh Cox,
one for Andy Gilligan and two more for Ronana
Gilligan. Ronan Gilligan moved on to 8 for the
day and currently lead the Top Goalscorer charts
in the Veterans section.
was the end of the road for Westfield Wanderers
today but it was an impressive debut for them
especially in the group stages.