So, we now had our semi-final line-up. Two Czech teams, one English team and one Bulgarian team. The first semi-final was between Goldsmith Williams and Kehar Club.

Neither of these teams had lost a semi-final so that record would continue for one team and bite the dust for the other. 12 months ago these teams met in the group stages and Goldsmith Williams won the game 4-1. That was a weaker Kehar Club team on that occasion and given their performance in Group B this year we expected a performance to challenge the 2008 Prague Masters champions.

What we expected didn't happen though. In a devastating first half Goldsmith Williams dished out a 4-0 football lesson and we were on for a repeat of the 2008 game. It was Craig Ralph who opened the scoring for Goldsmith Williams before Chris Williams, Michael Hughes and John Lowry all grabbed themselves a slice of the goal pie. The second half started as the first half did with another goal from Craig Ralph. Kehar Club did spoil the clean sheet but with a 5-1 victory and a place in the final secured we are sure that Goldsmith Williams would not be too worried about that (with the exception of goalkeeper Gary Dean of course).

The second semi-final was much closer and a much tighter game. Lozenetz City and SK Zelenec could not be split in Group C when they met earlier in the day finishing level at 3-3. In a fantastic atmosphere on Pitch C most of the spectators around the tournament glued themselves to the touchline to watch this epic encounter unfold. This was the noisiest game of the tournament with Bulgarian airhorns going off and Czech cheerleaders spurring their teams on.

The action on the pitch was fierce, feisty and competitive. We saw three goals in the first half all being met with huge cheers. It was the Bulgarians who took the teams into the break with a 2-1 advantage. Alexander Kyulev and Bojidar Gorchev's goals outgunning the solitary strike from Martin Zahumensky.

The second half was every bit as competitive and getting increasingly tense. As time ticked on with SK Zelenec unable to find the equalizer and Lozenetz unable to put the game to bed it was clear that the next strike (if there was one) would be decisive. As it was, there was to be another goal and it came from Alois Sebek for SK Zelenec. Not long after the referee blew up for full time and we had Golden Goal extra time to look forward to.

SK Zelenec were competing in their third semi-final and so far had failed to make it to the final. This was a great opportunity for them. 12 months ago they lost at this stage to Goldsmith Williams. A win here would mean they would face them in the 2009 final.

We did not have to wait long for the Golden Goal and after just a couple of minutes we saw one team's substitutes and fans storm the pitch in celebration. The nationality of those pitch invaders were Bulgarian as Alexander Kyulev's second strike of the game sealed it for Lozenetz City .


Goldsmith Williams (Eng)




Kehar Club (Cze)

Lozenetz City (Bul)




SK Zelenec (Cze)

 * Lozenetz City win in Golden Goal extra time

Group Phase:

Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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