6th game in Group C saw top play joint second
and as you would expect from a top of the table
clash we saw a very close opening to the game.
Even though the game was close goals were abundant
and we saw five in the first half alone. SK
Zelenec edged the scoring to reach half-time
3-2 up and hold the slight advantage. Michael
Wheeler with both goals for Olympique
de Johnny Lauren to add to his earlier
hat-trick. Jiri Jindra and Petr Brejcha scored
for SK Zelenec with their third goal an own goal
from their opponents. Such a shame for the English
team that they had yielded the advantage through
an own goal.
close as the first half was, it was not to be
repeated in the second half. SK Zelenec extended
their lead from 3-2 at half-time to 7-2 at half-time
as they had just too much for their opponents.
Jindra and Brejcha both scored their second of
the game with other goals from Filip Esner and
finally Radek Sulta. The result meant SK Zelenec
jumped up to the top of the table.
Royals and Harp
Hospada were both without a point as they
went into their thi rd game of the competition.
That was obviously going to change in this game.
A draw was not going to be of much interest for
either team and so this match provided an opportunity
to go flat out for a first victory of the tournament.
Reading Royals went in as f avourites based upon
goal difference and a very narrow defeat in their
previous game. Harp Hospada had just had a demoralizing
defeat at the hands of Lozenetz City .
were heading for another defeat in this game when
first of all Luke Napper and then Nick Brown found
the net for the Reading Royals. A 2-0 lead at
half time would be music to their ears. The music
became deafening in the second half as a solid
lead became a resounding victory. A second goal
from Nick Brown, two goals for Martin Scott and
the benefit of an own goal saw them not only pick
up three points but vastly improve their goal
difference. Harp Hospada were rock bottom of Group
two wins out of two Olympique
de Johnny Lauren had come back down to
earth with a bump when they came unstuck against
SK Zelenec. In that game they lost top spot and
in this game they were defending second place
from Lozenetz City
and the opportunity to go back to the top of Group
C. The Bulgarians had just won 16-0 so they would
face a team bang in form.
City's goalscoring juices were still flowing and
they raced into a 5-0 lead at half-time. Alex
Kyulev got the ball rolling before Ivan Stoianov
made it two. When Hristo Kiosev made it 3-0 the
game was over. Kyulev scored again for 4-0 and
twice again in the second half. Vercislav Georgiev
and Bojidar Gorchev also scored in the second
half. The final score was 9-0. Lozenetz City were
rampant and a team to be feared. The group phase
was over from Olympique de Johnny Lauren and they
were through to the Cup courtesy of their 3rd