Everyone had something to play for going into the final round of games. So, what was to decide going into the fifth and final fixture?

El Studs (Eng): A win would guarantee them as Group A winners. A draw would be enough if JNJ Global Services failed to win. If JNJ Global Services and Kehar Club both failed to win then a defeat would be good enough as long as El Studs did not lose by 5 goals. However, a defeat and wins for both JNJ Global Services and Kehar Club with a goal difference swing of 5 goals would mean that El Studs miss out on the Cup and slip to 3rd .

JNJ Global Services (Cze): A win would guarantee a place in the Cup as Group A winners as they would leapfrog El Studs. A draw would guarantee second in the group and a defeat would mean progressing to the Plate. They could afford to lose and still reach the Cup as long as Kehar Club failed to win and DHL Prague Red did not win with a goal difference swing of more than 4 goals.

Kehar Club (Cze): They would reach the Cup in 2nd place if they won and JNJ Global Services lost to El Studs. If JNJ Global Services drew then Kehar Club would need to win by at least two to progress. If they lost a place in the Plate was already assured.

DHL Prague Red (Cze): Could make 2nd place if Kehar Club and JNJ Global Services both lost and there was a 4 goal swing between them and JNJ Global Services in goal difference. However, a defeat to Harp Chancers by 7 goals would mean they crash out of the tournament. Anything else and a place in the Plate was theirs.

Harp Chancers (Cze): Simple equation beat DHL Prague Red by 7 goals to make the Plate.

Bure Park Old Boys (Eng): Beat Kehar Club and hope Harp Chancers lose to DHL Prague Red to jump into 5 th place.

 
Results

El Studs (Eng)

4

v

3

JNJ Global Services (Cze)

Kehar Club (Cze)

7

v

1

Bure Park Old Boys (Eng)

DHL Prague Red (Cze)

3

v

2

Harp Chancers (Cze)

 

So now we know what the teams needed to do, lets see how it all unfolded. Let's start at the top of El Studs who rounded off the group nicely for them and confirmed they would be Group A champions. They were to made to work extremely hard for it though by a committed JNJ Global Services team. Alex Davies scored El Studs second hat-trick of the day which put them well on their way to victory alongside Liam Kelly's third strike of the tournament. The final result was 4-3 and goals from Petr Jelinek, Gordon MacIntosh and Vincent Solem could not quite secure the result they needed. JNJ Global Services would have to wait upon other results to know their fate in the knock-out phase.

Shortly afterwards on Pitch C, Kehar Club completed a 7-1 victory over Bure Park Old Boys which would confirm them as Group A runners-up and a Cup semi-final. The result meant that JNJ would be playing their knock-out football in the Plate. Kehar Club were clinical in assuring their place in the Cup and the deal was sealed in a first half that saw them score four. The goals came from their usual suspects of Predikant, Prchal, Pecek and Kyndiy. Andy Heath scored the consolation for Bure Park Old Boys his second of the tournament confirming him as the English club's leading marksman on tour.

Results elsewhere meant DHL Prague Red would play in the plate unless they lost by 7 goals to Harp Chancers. More realistically the result of this game would decide whether they finished 3 rd or 4 th and with it a potentially easier Plate semi-final. DHL Prague Red took the lead in the first half through Tosin. They then had a bit of a shock though as Lukas Vrba and Kieran Murray hit back for Harp Chancers. DHL had Rob Millan to thank for getting them out of trouble though as Rob Millan's second half double ensured they would pick up a 3-2 win. They would go through to the Plate and sadly it was goodbye to Harp Chancers for the day.

 
Table
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

El Studs (Eng)

5

4

1

0

18

7

13

Kehar Club (Cze)

5

3

1

1

17

6

10

JNJ Global Services (Cze)

5

3

0

2

13

8

9

DHL Prague Red (Cze)

5

3

0

2

11

8

9

Harp Chancers (Cze)

5

1

0

4

8

21

3

Bure Park Old Boys (Eng)

5

0

0

5

4

21

0

 
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