afternoon knock-out phase of the 2010 Valencia
Fives began with the Plate Quarter-Finals. First
up was Atlantic Star versus AON Top Guns. In a
curious twist of fate and due to the Group B withdrawals
one of the 5th placed teams would be promoted
into the Plate. The 5th placed team with the best
record was AON Top Guns. The pre-determined draw
through them directly against Atlantic Star who
they had met in the last game of Group A.
that occasion AON Top Guns had come out on top.
With the benefit of the lunch break and with a
desire for revenge Atlantic Star came out firing
to such an extent that we may have to check their
lunch for performance enhancing drugs. They came
out a renewed side with the form that saw them
become 2010 Manchester Fives Plate champions.
four goals in each half they romped to an 8-0
victory. Captain Clarke Woollam claimed a hat-trick
before being subbed and rested for the semi-final.
Daniel Ellis and Aaron Conneran each scored twice
plus there was a first tournament goal for Nick
Schofield. For AON Top Guns there hunt for glory
was over – for this tournament at least.