who would meet Deportivo in the Semi-Final? It
was CIS of Belarus against Dark Horses of England.
CIS had been mightily impressive so far as they
won Group B with four victories and one draw.
Dark Horses were going to be dangerous opposition
with three successive wins, all by large margins,
to reach this stage.
two teams had met earlier in the day in the group
when CIS recorded a convincing 3-0 win but since
then Dark Horses had improved so we expected a
closer contest. The first goal was going to be
vitally important – if CIS could get it there
was a fair chance of a repeat, if Dark Horses
could get it we could be in for a classic.
first goal did indeed go the way of Dark Horses
as Chris Bunclark gave his team an important lead.
They were pegged back by one of the finest penalties
you will ever see as Pavel Tomash despatched it
right into the postage stamp – top right hand
corner. 1-1 at half-time and then 1-1 indeed at
entered Golden Goal extra time with the game beautifully
poised and the intensity increasing. It would
be a shame to lose either team at this stage but
one team we ould have to lose – that team was
CIS. Chris Bunclark scored the Golden Goal and
the Dark Horses marched onwards. We must admit
it was a small surprise as CIS had looked strong.
On another day, we are sure they will be lifting
a eurofootballfives.com trophy in the future.