35 games of 5-a-side football tournament action
there would be one more game to decide the 2010
Manchester Fives title. We arguably had the best
two teams on the day in the final and the match
promised to be a classic. We have been blessed
with many superb finals in the past and this was
to be up there amongst the best.
two big, strong, competitive and skilful teams
the watching crowd would be treated to a tasty
contest. At they had done so in the semi-final
it was Lozenetz City who scored first and it was
Vencislav Georgiev with his third strike of the
day handing the initiative to Bulgaria. Lozenetz
goalkeeper, Evgeni Genadiev, was so close to becoming
the first goalkeeper in 23 eurofootballfives.com
tournaments to go through an entire competition
without conceding. He came so close too until
PJ Shiggins 5 th of the competition equalised
for Basford United. Having been 1-0 down in both
the semi-final and final they were showing they
had great fighting spirit.
full-time we were still locked at 1-1 and were
into Golden Goal extra time again. Both teams
were attacking and trying to win the game rather
than wait and settle for the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
This led to an enjoyable and entertaining extra
time which remained goalless when the teams turned
round at the mid-way point. There was to be a
dramatic late twist though as Hristo Kiosev popped
up to score the tournament winning goal before
running the full length of the pitch to celebrate
with his squad. The Bulgarians were going crackers
with euphoria. Please spare a thought for Basford
United who came so close and lost in a cruel fashion.
We thank them for participating and adding much
to the tournament.
was some consolation for Basford United in the
form of personal glory for James Needham who bagged
the top goalscorer award with 8 goals.
to everyone on the day who helped us raise £1,000.00
for the Prostate Cancer Charity.
done to Lozenetz City who became only the second
team to win two eurofootballfives.com tournaments.
They join Olympic Phil Babb on that particular