first Plate Semi-Final was between Coverton Road
and Bridge House. Coverton Road had regained their
early morning form last time out and swept into
the Semi-Finals 4-1 whereas Bridge House edged
a 4-3 win over Aint Got A Clue to reach this stage.
Bridge House were on a run of 3 consecutive wins
so must have been high on confidence.
Balding drew first blood for Bridge House and
it was a goal that gave his side a 1-0 lead going
into the break. The onus was on Coverton Road
to chase the game to keep their tournament alive
and inevitably there would be gaps at the back
and Bridge House took full advantage. James Harvey
made it 2-0 and from then on Bridge House were
Mitchell made it 3-0 before Harvey completed a
fine hat-trick with goals four and five. Ali Phipps
made it 6-0 as they put Coverton Road to the sword.
It was a fine victory and they were off to the
2011 Valencia Fives Plate Final.
Coverton Road it was a cruel exit for a team that
contributed a lot to the tournament. We wish them
well in future tournaments.