final game for The A Team was against FC Dad.
The French team had enjoyed a mixed morning
so far with 2 wins and 2 defeats. Alea Iacta
Est's win above meant that the Cup was now beyond
them. To reach the Plate competition they merely
needed to avoid defeat against FC Dad to finish
4 th (at worst) but a win could help them up
into third place.
FC Dad, the highest they could finish was on
7 points which could mean third place and the
Plate depending on other results but 4th place
would be guaranteed as they would leapfrog The
A Team in the table. A draw or defeat would
see them finish 5th and go into the Wooden Spoon.
reached half-time level at 0-0 with all still
to play for. For much of the second half it
was The A Team who were pushing forward and
going for the win despite the fact they only
needed to avoid defeat. FC Dad were defending
resolutely and increasingly it looked like The
A Team could be caught on the break. In fact
we said as much whilst watching and within moments
Graham Dodds was left free up front and he duly
applied a tidy finish to win it late on for
a great way for FC Dad to sign off the group
phase. Plate qualification was assured.