6th and final game of the Plate Group was the
title decider. Who would claim the Plate Trophy
and who would have to settle for Runners-Up Medals?
JNJ Global Services were in pole position as their
superior goal difference meant they could take
glory with just a draw but only a win would be
good enough for DHL Prague Red. The latter edged
a very close game in the morning group phase (1-0)
and this game was proving to be just as closely
in the morning, the teams reached the break level
at 0-0. Time was running out for DHL Prague Red
to find that elusive goal and this game (and the
Plate) was poised on a knife-edge. We were to
witness a goal in the second half and when that
goal game it was a dagger to DHL Prague Red hearts
as Maxence Cuvelier scored his 4th and most important
goal of the tournament to effectively seal victory.
Time ran out for DHL Prague Red as they were unable
to find a way through the JNJ Global Services
the final whistle, it was JNJ Global Services
who had won the match and the Plate Group and
took their first eurofootballfives.com silverware
in their fifth tournament appearance. It was a
remarkable turnaround for them as 3 morning defeats
were swept aside with 3 afternoon victories and
3 clean sheets plus 18 goals along the way. Well
done lads on a great achievement and enjoy your
celebratory beers tonight.
do spare a thought for our gallant runners-up
in DHL Prague Red who have now effectively been
in 5 Plate finals and this was their 4 th runners-up
medals and their 3rd runners-up performance in
2010 alone. We are sure there is another victory
just around the corner for them and their next
challenge will be at the 2011 Budapest Fives.
We look forward to seeing you there!