South Leam FC were back in action again against Hays for their third outing of the competition. They were looking to get back to winning ways after a narrow defeat. Their opponents had just picked up their first win and looking for some momentum. This was a key fixture with three teams on three points in the middle of the table. A first half double from Ryan Parisi gave South Leam FC the advantage but Marc Folkard's strike for Hays kept them in it and at 2-1 the game was beautifully poised. The next goal of the game was always going to be crucial. A goal for Hays and the game was back in the balance whereas a goal for South Leam FC would almost certainly decide the points and lift them into second outright. When the goal came it fell to Adam Johnson wearing the red shirt of South Leam FC. The game finished 3-1 and second place was theirs. Going into the final game Hays would need a win to give them a chance of making the Cup.

Talking of the Cup, another team in with a shout were DHL Prague Blue. A win against Real Sociable Lads would put them level with South Leam FC and into a final game shoot-out. Real Sociable Lads were looking to break their duck and need to put some results together quickly. Ben Parnell scored his second of the tournament for them but at the other end they conceded three before half time to (David Plichta x 2) and Eric Walker. Would we see a second half comeback? No is the short answer to that as DHL Prague Blue rammed home the advantage thanks to Martin Rehacek, (David Plichta hat-trick) and two from Jan Hornak. Final score, 7-1.

Hays final game was the unenviable task of beating Kehar Club and then hoping for either team winning in the DHL Prague Blue versus South Leam game whilst also overturning a substantial goal difference. As it was goal difference proved irrelevant as Kehar Club won the game at a canter. Kehar Club were going from strength to strength in this tournament and looked like they were capable of making it final number 3 (although that was some way off). In the here and now goals from Josef Rakosnik and Jan Sekerka put them 2-0 up at half-time. The second half opened up even more with Josef Rakosnik, Jan Rakosnik, Jan Sekerka and Petr Pergler all grabbed a goal each to complete a 6-0 win.

 
Results

South Leam FC (Eng)

3

v

1

Hays (Cze)

Real Sociable Lads (Eng)

1

v

7

DHL Prague Blue (Cze)

Kehar Club (Cze)

6

v

0

Hays (Cze)

South Leam FC (Eng)

4

v

0

DHL Prague Blue (Cze)

Real Sociable Lads (Eng)

0

v

9

Kehar Club (Cze)

 

The biggest game of this group was up next when South Leam FC met DHL Prague Blue. The equation was simple win and secure 2nd place and with it Cup qualification and an outside chance of Group B glory. A defeat would mean 3rd place and possible Cup qualification. That all depended upon the DHL Prague Red versus AON Top Guns result playing simultaneously on Pitch A.

South Leam FC came out firing on all cylinders and the game was effectively over by half time. Adam Johnson set the ball rolling, Ryan Parisi (scoring for the fourth consecutive game, 7 for the tournament) added a second and Matt Florida (6 for the tournament) all scored before the turnaround. At 3-0 DHL Prague Blue would need a miraculous comeback. The task got even harder when Sean Collins slotted home a second half penalty and the game finished 4-0.

As it turned out, results elsewhere would mean both teams qualify for the Cup competition. DHL Prague Blue had relegated their Red team into the Plate. Funnily enough, exactly the same as they had done in the 2008 Barca Fives.

The last game saw top versus bottom when Kehar Club met Real Sociable Lads. A point would be good enough for Kehar Club to win Group B. A win would see them do it in style with a 100% record. The latter was always going to be the probable result and so it proved as Kehar Club went to work and showed no remorse for the travelling team. Josef Rakosnik did his top goalscorer chances some good with two, Petr Pergler bagged another two, Jan Sekerka two and then one each for Jan Rakosnik, Pavel Trminek and Ivo Sekerka. A 9-0 win a terrific confidence boost for the Czechs going into the Cup quarter-finals.

 
Table

Team

Pld

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Agst

Pts

Kehar Club (Cze)

4

4

0

0

24

5

12

South Leam FC (Eng)

4

3

0

1

17

6

9

DHL Prague Blue (Cze)

4

2

0

2

10

10

6

Hays (Cze)

4

1

0

3

6

13

3

Real Sociable Lads (Eng)

4

0

0

4

3

26

0

 
Into;
 

Group Phase:

 
 
Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
   
 
 
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