arrived at the Plate Quarter-Final stage and we
would shortly see eight teams reduced to four
teams. The first two teams to do battle were Spider
Mans Ressies and Paralytic Athletic U23s.
Spider Mans teams were reaching the knock-out
phase for the 14th and 15th time (taking into
account both their squads). Of the previous 13
times, they had reached the Cup on 8 occasions,
the Plate 3 times and the Trophy/Wooden Spoon
twice. Given the 8 Cup qualifications we would
expect them to do well here especially as they
were victorious in the 2017 Amsterdam Sixes Plate.
Plate was new territory for Paralytic Athletic
U23s. Paralytic Athletic had reached the Cup in
their 2 previous tournaments and their first team
had done so again today from Group D. Could Paralytic
Athletic do the Cup & Plate double? This had
never been achieved by 1 group at the same tournament.
was not much between the two teams at half-time.
In fact, just the one goal separated them. Steve
Wildman was amongst the goals again boosting his
tally by 2. Jonathan Clark's fourth goal of the
day meant there was all to play for in the second
Paralytic Athletic U23s scored two more (Nanda
McCarthy, Jonathan Clark) it was Steve Wildman
who stole the show. He added a second half hat-trick
to his first half brace. It meant Spider Mans
Ressies would run out 5-3 winners.
Wildman was now on 12 goals for the tournament
– the highest amount ever scored by one of the
Spider Mans in a single tournament. It also meant
Wildman was Spider Mans second top scorer in eurofotoballfives.com
competition (24) as he moved 1 goal ahead of Nick