big question going into the 2008 Prague Masters
Final was could Real Apsley find a way to beat
red hot favourites Goldsmith Williams. Real Apsley
had so far had a great competition and boasted
the tournament's leading marksman in Lee Carter.
Could this potent threat in front of goal be the
way to defeat Goldsmith Williams.
so, it had not worked in the group phase when
these two sides met and Real Apsley found themselves
on the wrong end of an 8-2 scoreline. Goldsmith
Williams had quality up front themselves and had
goals from everywhere with Chris Williams , Kevin
Smith , David Lowry and, in particular, Adam Spicer
all scoring freely.
game actually followed a similar pattern this
time round with Real Apsley again breaching the
Goldsmith Williams twice. Predictably Lee Carter
was one of those men but the second goal came
from an unlikely source as James Howells scored
his first of the competition. A great time to
score in a final and a great personal moment for
in the first game though Goldsmith Williams had
the greater firepower and whilst they could not
emulate the eight goals of the group game they
did manage to beat Real Apsley keeper Chris Owen
and his defence on six occasions. Mike Hughes
got the ball rolling before goals from Chris Williams
, Kevin Smith and David Lowry. Adam Spicer then
added the final two goals to complete a 6-2 victory.
sub-plot in this final was the race for the Golden
Boot and the prize of tournament top goalscorer.
Adam Spicer and Lee Carter came head to head for
this and whilst Adam Spicer scored more in this
particular game, Carter had enough goals in hand
to take the Golden Boot prize with an impressive
tally of 17. Our congratulations to him on a fine
though I do not think anyone on the day could
dispute the fact that Goldsmith Williams were
worthy winners of this competition as they became
the first overseas team to take glory in a eurofootballfives.com
winners of the 2008 Prague Masters – Goldsmith
congratulations also to Prisoners in the Plate
competion. We would like to take this opportunity
to thank all our teams who participated in what
was a great day's competition. It was a pleasure
to host you all and great to share a few beers
at our post-tournament drinks in the evening.
hope to see you all again at a tournament very