Presentation on theme: "JM’s 4 th Annual 5-a-side Charity Football Tournament 11 th August 2006 Final Score."— Presentation transcript:
JM’s 4 th Annual 5-a-side Charity Football Tournament 11 th August 2006 Final Score
Match reports 10 teams, 63 players, 1 prize and a cheque for £1000 to the winning team’s charity of choice…something had to give. The tournament kicked off with 2 leagues of 5 teams with the top 4 in each group going through to the knockout stage. Pool 1 - Defending champions JM1 fittingly led off proceedings in pool 1 with a 1-0 victory against the mighty Dutch, ABN Amro. Pool 1 was a tight affair with a poultry 1.5 goals average a game with T-Mobile and Munich Re emerging unbeaten to be joined by JM1 and Mizuho in the knockout stage. Pool 2 – Nicknamed the Brazilian league, Pool2 averaged 3.8 goals a game with the early favourites Morgan Stanley leading a clean sweep and conceding only 2 goals to a lively HSBC in the group decider. Mizuho B and Digby Morgan filling the final slots in the quarters with the latter coming from 3-0 down to win 4-3 in an eliminator with JM2. Quarters – The form sides, T-Mobile and Morgan Stanley swept through to the semis with 4 goal winning margins joined by Munich Re who squeezed past an injury hit Mizuho B by a solitary goal. The final game saw the defending champions JM1 crash out in a penalty shoot out to HSBC with the keeper stepping up to score the winning goal. Semis – T-mobile utilising their full squad were too strong for HSBC putting 4 past them to one conceded and were joined in the final by Munich RE who having shut out Morgan Stanley prevailed 3-2 in the penalty shoot out. Final – A nervy game with neither side wanting to give an inch, the Number 1 attacking side verses the tightest defence in the league. T-mobile took the lead through a well worked goal and than sat back to defend their slender lead as the light blues pushed for an equaliser. The Munich RE strikers just couldn’t find the net and T-Mobile held on to be crowned Champions !
JM Charity 5-a-side Champions !!
and finally…..! Thank you to all that made the effort not just on the pitch but those supporting too! It will be great to see you all back again next year when we hope to reveal our new sponsor to help with the bar bill……. £1000 cheque has been sent to t-mobile’s charity SCAT (Skeletal Cancer Action Trust Ltd)