Into the Cup quarter-finals and the business end of the tournament. Pre-tournament favourites Goldsmith Williams had made it safely through and their opponents in the first knock-out round would be DHL Prague Blue. The Czech team had made the Cup Quarter-Finals in 3 of their last 4 tournaments now. The previous two occasions had seen them secure 0-0 draws before going out narrowly on penalties in the 2008 Prague Trophy and via Golden Goal in the 2008 Barca Fives.

They were not to get that close on this occasion as Goldsmith Williams proved more formidable opposition than Premier Medical and Yorvik Blades had in those previous two quarter-finals. The defending champions raced into a 4-0 lead by half-time thanks to a Craig Ralph hat-trick and goal from John Lowry. The second half was closer and DHL Prague Blue managed to get themselves on the scoresheet through David Plichta's 5 th goal of the competition. Goals from Chris Williams and Michael Hughes extended the Goldsmith Williams lead. When the final whistle blew it was they who were through, 6-1.

Goldsmith Williams semi-final opponents would be the winners of the Kehar Club versus Olympique de Johnny Lauren match. Kehar Club with two Prague finals under their belts were aiming to make it three. They were on the charge and swept aside their English opponents comfortably in this game. They were 6-0 up by half-time due to a Jan Rakosnik hat-trick, Josef Rakosnik double and strike from Petr Pergler. The second half, as in the previous game, was much closer but never threatened. The two teams shared the two second half goals with Josef Rakosnik completing his hat-trick for the Czechs and John Foran scoring Olympique de Johnny Lauren.

Lozenetz City's performances in Group C had attracted a lot of interest and many people were favouring them for glory in this competiton. They met Group B runners-up South Leam FC who were not to be under-estimated. They only narrowly lost to Kehar Club in what was ultimately the group decided, 5-4. This game therefore promised to be the hardest of the quarter-finals of all for the group winners in this round.

The first half was a tight half of football and whilst the Bulgarians probably edged the play they were finding it tough to breakdown their opponents and certainly knew they were in a game. They took the lead through Bojidar Gorchev and maintained their advantage until the break. With South Leam FC looking for an equalizer there were always going to be chances for the team from Sofia . Vercislav Georgiev took one of those chances to make it 2-0 and an unenviable task for their opposition. When Alexander Kyulev made it 3-0 it was game over. A spirited performance from South Leam FC but in the end Lozenetz City had that extra bit of quality to make it through to the semi-finals.

The final quarter-final promised to be the closest of them all as we saw two runners-up come head-to-head. Two times semi-finalists SK Zelenec met debutants Pimp My Side FC. It was the debutants who drew first blood as Gary Lowery put the English team ahead. They could not keep the lead until half-time as a beautiful ball from right midfield split the defence and goalkeeper to find Jiri Jindra arriving perfectly to slide the ball home at the far post. The second half was proving equally close and as time ticked away the crucial third goal of the game arrived. The goal came from Michal Novak. Pimp My Side were now chasing an equalizer and as they did Michal Novak scored a second to all but settle the tie. SK Zelenec were on a high and Pimp My Side FC must have been demoralized and may be this lead to Zelenec's fourth through Filip Esner. A 4-1 defeat was particularly harsh for Pimp My Side but SK Zelenec deserved their win and place in the semi-finals.


Goldsmith Williams (Eng)




DHL Prague Blue (Cze)

Kehar Club (Cze)




Olympique de J. Lauren (Eng)

Lozenetz City (Bul)




South Leam FC (Eng)

Pimp My Side FC (Eng)




SK Zelenec (Cze)


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