The final four teams in the Plate came together in the semi-finals. We would be guaranteed a Czech Republic versus England final as the 1st semi-final was an all Czech game between DHL Prague Red and Hays. The 2nd semi-final was an all England match between Reading Royals and AON Top Guns. Based on previous results on the day so far DHL Prague Red and AON Top Guns would go into these games as favourites.

DHL Prague Red were aiming to reach their 3rd Plate Final and their 2nd in Prague. They'd had a break and extra rest courtesy of their bye to this stage. Sometimes this can work against you though as limbs stiffen up. Hays had kept in the groove with their win against JNJ Global Services. They kept this momentum going into the game against DHL Prague Red and drew first blood when Pete Sheppard scored the only goal of the first half. The second half belonged to Marc Folkard who scored his second successive hat-trick. He now had 8 goals for the tournament. It was far from being a one-sided game though as two goals from Rupert Baltrock kept DHL Prague Red in the hunt. It was not to be though for them and they crashed out 4-2. Congratulations to Hays on reaching their first eurofootballfives final at the first attempt.

It was now Reading Royals and AON Top Guns turn to take the field. On Pitch C, both teams were well up for this game. AON Top Guns did most of the running and posed most of the attacking threat. The Reading Royals defence remained firm though and we entered the break at 0-0. The second half saw more of the same from AON Top Guns as they poured forward. Once they got the opening goal the floodgates opened. It fell to Laurence Smith to break the deadlock and he doubled the advantage himself. With the pressure off, Chris Mould banged in a hat-trick and they both left it to John O'Brien to round off their scoring. Reading Royals managed to spoil the AON Top Guns clean sheet when Martin Scott popped up to grab a consolation.


DHL Prague Red (Cze)




Hays (Cze)

Reading Royals (Eng)




AON Top Guns (Eng)


Group Phase:

Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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