who would take their place in the Final from the
second Semi-Final? The two teams set to do battle
were CIS Committee and Funfoot.
you've been following the progress of CIS Committee
in the rest of this report you will already know
just how successful they have been in our events.
This was their 48th game in our tournaments and
they have only tasted defeat once in normal time.
That was in the 2015 Budapest Fives Cup Final.
They have gone out at the Cup Semi-Final stage
before – also in Budapest. At the 2016 event in
Hungary they went out on penalties to Budapest
Celtic. Could Funfoot claim a big scalp and set-up
an all-Lithuania Cup Final?
certainly looked capable of doing so. They had
5 wins from 5 games so far and conceded just the
one goal. They had also scored 11 for a tournament
goal difference of +10. CIS had a tournament goal
difference of +11 with 13 scored and 2 conceded.
Both teams had 100% records and there was very
little to choose between the teams. Maybe CIS
Committee's greater experience would win the day?
Greater experience in terms of eurofootballfives.com
action but they were also a mature side largely
of veterans age. Funfoot were a student team with
youth and energy on their side.
game was practically won in the first half and
maybe it was a case of wise old heads winning
over youthful exuberance as Funfoot's ambition
lead to their downfall on at least two of the
three goals conceded. CIS Committee had the luxury
of an early goal from Alexander Bogaichuk. This
no doubt helped the Belarussian cause as it forced
Funfoot to come to them.
Committee wasted no time in going 2-0 up when
Pavel Tumash found the net for his second in as
many games. The third goal perhaps summed it up
– Aivaras Meskinis, in goal for Funfoot, had scored
3 times and won 3 games 1-0 for his team. The
sweeper keeper option had certainly paid dividends
up until now. It would not work this time as Meskinis
was dispossessed high up the pitch and as the
last man there was no-one in the Funfoot half.
Alexander Bogaichuk took advantage to roll the
ball into an empty net. As a spectator it seemed
that Funfoot chased the game too much, too soon
and played into CIS hands.
guess you live and die by the sword and Funfoot
were not going down without a fight. Meskinis
helped make amends for the third by reducing the
deficit to 3-1. It was his fourth of the tournament
– he'd scored a third of his team's goals. Incredible!
the second half CIS Committee killed the game
off and there was to be no further addition to
the score. We'd like to thank Funfoot for participating
and their brand of football was certainly exciting