Will iams were the stand out team in the group
phase with five wins out of five and they would
be the team to beat to take the 2008 Prague Masters
title. In the semi-finals SK Zelenec stood in
their way. This team was the last hope for the
Czech Republic to make it a hat-trick of eurofootballfives.com
Prague wins following the exploits of Kehar Club
(2007 Prague Masters) and AFK Druhaci (2008 Prague
task facing the Czech side was an unenviable one
although they went into this game on the back
of two wins and a draw and in some form. However,
this form did not mean anything though as Goldsmith
Will iams showed no signs of letting the favourites
tag get to them. The semi-final proved a fairly
straight forward task for them and whilst they
did concede twice (both to Radek Sulta) the nine
goals they scored meant they were never in trouble.
were hat-tricks for Adam Spicer and David Lowry,
two goals from Kevin Smith and one for Chris Will
iams to complete the biggest Cup semi-final win
in the nine tournaments we have had to date.
second semi-final would prove to be an intriguing
encounter as Real Apsley and Athletico Apsley
came face to face in the Apsley House derby. Not
only was a place in the 2008 Prague Masters final
up for grabs but bragging rights and honour for
the rest of the tour and probably long after.
derby matches often go one of two ways, they are
often blood and thunder games with no-one giving
an inch or they can become a bit too nice and
friendly and lose their edge. This game provided
a happy medium – there was grit and determination
from either side to win but the game was played
in good spirit and with good humour.
was difficult to pick a favourite in this game
as while Athletico Apsley were group winners and
Real Apsley were runners-up in Group A, if it
was not for Goldsmith Will iams then Real could
have won their group too. It would be a brave
betting man to forecast the winner of this one.
teams shared eight goals between them and did
produce a winner in normal time. It was arguably
the goalscoring prowess of Lee Carter that proved
the difference as another four goals took his
tally for the competition to 16. Benedict Rowe
(2) and Tommy Peters did score for Athletico but
ultimately in a losing cause as Ben Male's goal
to add to those of Lee Carter sent Real Apsley
through to the final 5-3.