up was CIS Committee Juniors versus Damjan Radeka.
What was at stake for the two teams:
Committee Juniors: They could still qualify
for the Cup in second place if they won and
Team Extreme also won. That would put them on
9 points with Frank Hirth and Damjan Radeka.
They would have a better goal difference than
Frank Hirth but would need a 4 goal swing in
goal difference against Damjan Radeka to go
above them. A 3 goal swing would mean Damjan
Radeka go through on “goals scored” with an
equal goal difference.
Radeka: A narrow defeat or a draw would be ok
if Frank Hirth lost. A draw would be ok if Frank
Hirth also drew. If Frank Hirth won then Damjan
Radeka would also have to win and then we would
have 3 teams tied on 12 points at the top. It
would then come down to goal difference – Damjan
Radeka were +10 so would definitely be through
as both of Team Extreme (+9) and Frank Hirth
(+4) would not be able to catch them.
final two games were being played concurrently
so the intrigue would go on to the final whistle.
In this game we were level pegging most of the
way. We were locked together 1-1 at half-time
with an Aliaksandr Lisouski goal (CIS) and Veniamin
Dmitriyev goal (Damjan Radeka) cancelling each
could separate the teams at full time either
as 1-1 progressed to 3-3 with further goals
from Aliaksandr Chaikouski and Maxim Livotchkin
for the Belarussians and Alishez Ibragim and
Veniamin Dmitriyev for the Czechs.
meant that CIS Committee Juniors would definitely
be playing in the Plate this afternoon. The
result meant Damjan Radeka would have to wait
upon the result of Team Extreme v Frank Hirth
to determine their fate.