Chinese Community Friendship Cup (JUNE) Report
Team (H/A) Result Game Size Notes:
Pacific Storm 1-5 (L) 11 a side Chinese Community Friendship Cup game
Old Place 2-4 (L) 11 a side Chinese Community Friendship Cup game
CATH 0-7 (L) 11 a side Chinese Community Friendship Cup game
Orimental 1-1(D) 11 a side Chinese Community Friendship Cup game
The Chinese Community Friendship Cup is a mini league where each team plays each other once and the team coming first in the league wins the cup. The teams that participated were Pacific Storm, Old Place, Chinese Association Tower Hamlets (CATH) and The Chinese Community Centre.
Pacific Storm – The first game of the Chinese Community Friendship Cup game was lost in the first half with CCC conceding 3 goals. This was partly due to lack of preparation, having several regular CCC players missing and playing an unfamiliar formation, which led to a disorganised and sloppy performance. During half time a change of formation and several substitutions led to an improvement in performance. After saving a penalty and scoring a goal early on in the second half gave CCC a glimpse of hope, but soon after several contentious calls from the ref quickly evaporated any chance of a comeback by first disallowing a CCC goal and awarding Pacific Storm another penalty which they scored from and went on to win the game 5-1.
Old Place – Strong wind caused havoc during the game with Old Place. The wind was blowing towards the CCC goal and it played a hand in the goals that the CCC conceded. Unfortunately for the CCC the weather conditions died down for switch half time so they could not use the wind as an advantage like Old Place had done.
CATH – With a younger, fitter and larger squad CATH were too much for CCC blowing them away with a 7-0 victory.
Orimental – CCC having lost 3 games on the trot were determined to salvage some pride with a win against Orimental, which sadly did not go to plan thanks to conceding a penalty and only managing to score one goal despite having several opportunities to score more.
Overall a very disappointing Friendship Cup campaign for the CCC, who placed last with only 1 point.
CATH were the eventual and well-deserved winners of the Friendship Cup.
The final table can be seen at here