Ealing Expendables (Eng)

3

V

1

Equipo A (Spa)

Budapest Celtic Tigers (Hun)

2

V

4

Penethinaikos (Spa)

FC Junction (Eng)

0

V

3

Ealing Expendables (Eng)

Equipo A (Spa)

1

V

8

Budapest Celtic Tigers (Spa)

Penethinaikos (Spa)

7

V

0

FC Junction (Eng)

 

Group C began with Ealing Expendables of England versus Equipo A of Spain. Ealing Expendables are on debut but they feature amongst their ranks Simon Jago. Jago was part of the Rigford Seahawks Omega squad that went all the way to the Cup Final of the 2013 Budapest Fives. He narrowly missed out on a winners medal as his team lost the final in a penalty shoot-out. Could the Expendables go one better?

Regular eurofootballfives.com followers will recognise the name Equipo A from our Barcelona tournaments. Today's Equipo A are a totally different name and only share the name the Valencia Equipo A are also on debut.

The first half was pretty close and we reached the break all square at 1-1 with goals from Jordan Dunn (Ealing Expendables) and Carlos Fabregat (Equipo A). In the second period it was Ealing Expendables that took the 2-1 lead through Jordan Dunn again. When Ben Esprit added a third it was game all over and all three points went to the travelling team a great start for them.

 
 
 

Next up on Pitch C were Budapest Celtic Tigers and Penethinaikos. The Tigers were the second of the Budapest Celtic squads and need no introduction. If you do need an introduction though rewind to Group B, Game 3 for the rundown of the team travelling from Budapest to take part today.

Their opponents Penethinaikos were appearing in our tournaments for the first time and we were eager to see how they would fare. In an entertaining first half there were plenty of goals for the spectators to enjoy we witnessed 5 in all with Penethinaikos leading by the odd goal, 3-2.

The scorers incidentally were David Sant Lopez (2) and Edgar Sant Lopez for the Spanish team. For Budapest Celtic Tigers the goals came from Rob Longworth and Jamie McDonald. The second half quietened down a little and there was to be only one further goal an equalizer for the Tigers or a decisive winner for Penethinaikos?

Spanish readers will be pleased to learn it was a second goal from Edgar Sant Lopez to complete the 4-2 win as they took all 3 points.

 
 
 

The last team to get underway on Pitch C in Group C was FC Junction. They were another team making their eurofootballfives.com breakthrough and would meet Ealing Expendables.

With a game already under their belts, Ealing Expendables were already warmed up and that may well have contributed to them having the better of the opening period. They went into half time a goal to the good thanks to Jordan Dunn scoring his third of the tournament already.

After the break Dunn continued his fine run scoring his second of the game to double the Expendables lead. In a carbon copy of the first game Ben Esprit scored a third and they were on their way to another 3 points. It was a superb start for them.

The score represented a disappointing start for FC Junction but there was plenty of life in Group C yet to get their challenge going.

 
 
 

The next game in Group C was Equipo A versus Budapest Celtic Tigers. For both teams it was a chance to bounce back from opening game defeat and register their first points of the day who would take their opportunity?

It was men against boys in all fairness as Equipo A (certainly the youngest team in the tournament draw) were handed a footballing lesson by their more experienced opponents.

Spanish loan signing Claudio gave Budapest Celtic Tigers the lead with two early goals before Nicolas Landy scored a further two to make it 4-0 at half-time. By the final whistle 4-0 became 8-1 with Sen (2) plus Landy and Claudio completing hat-tricks to put the icing on the cake. Victor Santamaria scored a consolation for Equipo A.

 
 
 

The game that took us to the halfway stage of Group C was Penethinaikos versus FC Junction.

The latter were looking for their first points of the tournament whereas the former were looking to make it two wins out of two in order to join Ealing Expendables at the top of Group C. Penethinaikos began well and were on course to meet that objective. David Sant Lopez opened the scoring before Edgar Sant Lopez made it 2-0.

There was no respite for FC Junction after the break as Penethinaikos put their visitors to the sword. Jose Maria Escridie Vidal made it 3-0 before Luis Sanchez Campillo scored for 4-0. David Sant Lopez made it 5-0 and Dani Vayo Valles scored a sixth before the scoring was completed by Jose Maria Escridie Vidal's second of the game.

Penethinaikos hit the top of the table on goal difference whilst FC Junction slipped to the foot of the table also due to goal difference.

 
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Penethinaikos (Spa)

2

2

0

0

11

2

6

Ealing Expendables (Eng)

2

2

0

0

6

1

6

Budapest Celtic Tigers (Hun)

2

1

0

1

10

5

3

Equipo A (Spa)

2

0

0

2

2

11

0

FC Junction (Eng)

2

0

0

2

0

10

0

 
 
 
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Plate Knock-out
 
Cup Knock-out
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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