The WestTel five-a-side Division
Two moved into the semi-final stage this week.
Last week, fourth seed Old Boys FC
became the first team to book a spot in the third round of the playoffs when
they defeated fifth seed HSBC seven goals to four on Monday 19 April.
Second seed Transformers became the
second team through to the third round after a tough match against seventh seed
Coconut Joe’s. Neither team could gain a clear advantage during the game and
were locked at two all at the final whistle. Transformer eventually sealed the
deal after the game went to penalty kicks.
First seed Appleby had the easiest
path to the third round as they took a 3-0 win over eight seed Chilled due to a
forfeit. Chilled had their already small roster decimated by injuries and found
themselves unable to field a team.
The final team to book a place in
the third round of the playoffs was third seed The Security Centre. The team
claimed a closely contested win over sixth seed Doghouse, claiming the match 3-2.
The third round of the playoffs
will take place on Wednesday 28 April, with Transformers facing The Security
Centre at 7pm. The previous time the two teams met, Transformers claimed a
convincing 5-1 victory, which should make the team very confident of its
chances of reaching the finals.
According to Gavin Kane of The
Security Centre, the team is looking forward to the game.
“We now have a great chance to win
it after beating The Doghouse in the last round. We have to play Transformers
who beat us in the league. We played poor against them but i do believe with a
good turnout this time, we could beat them,” he said.
In the second game of the evening,
Appleby will take on Old Boys FC at 8pm. Appleby should also be confident in
their chances, with a 5-3 victory in their previous game against Old Boys FC.
Daniel Cummings, captain of Old
Boys FC, said that it has been an up and down season for the team.
“Although we scored the most goals
in the division, some unnecessary defensive mistakes cost us a few games this
season. If we play the type of football everyone on the team is capable of, you
will see us in the finals and hopefully lifting the championship trophy come
season’s end,” he said.
The championship game will take
place on Wednesday 5 May at 7pm.
All games take place at King’s