Monday, 26 October 2015

Jayden van der Merwe wins the 2015 PFC League 3 Cup

Saturday 24 October 2015, Pretoria, South Africa

6 Participants competed for the honours in the 2015 PFC League 3 Tournament Cup, with 5 rounds of fixtures on offer. The event yielded a total of 19 goals, with only 3 of the 15 scheduled matches ending in a 0-0 scoreline.
Round 1 matches produced three 1-0 scorelines as follows: Kegan (1) v (0) Bevin, Jayden (1) v (0) Julian and Adam (1) v (0) Chessray. Perhaps the lack of Subbuteo action in Pretoria for the past 2 months had something to do with it - as the players went on the offensive in the early rounds, with goals being scored freely?
The "Match of the Day" came in Round 2 with a result of Julian (2) v (1) Chessray - in this match Chessray opened the scoring on 7min and Julian had to dig deep to get anything out of the match and scored 2 goals within 2 minutes (first on 12min & then on 14min) to record his only win of the day !
By the end of Round 4, Jayden secured the title with an exciting 3-1 win over Chessray - a result which put Jayden on 12 points, with a 100% run meaning he (Jayden) could not be caught in Round 5. But prior to that, Bevin beat Julian by 1-0 in "the battle for 3rd place".
As fate would yet again have it, PFC's two most in form players for 2015 (Jayden & Bevin) would face off in the final round of matches - Bevin needed to win the match to  take 2nd place outright. Bevin went on the attack from the start, as Jayden played without any pressure knowing he had already secured the title on the day. The match ended 0-0 and that result meant that both Bevin & Kegan were tied for 2nd place - as the standings revealed the two players shared equal Points, GF, GA & GD on the day!
For Bevin, this weekend marked exactly 1 year since he made his Subbuteo debut - and the past 12 months have shown that going into tournaments now, Bevin certainly is no "push over". Adam also continued his development in this event as he could take plenty of positives out of the day - in Round 5, he held Julian to a 0-0 scoreline with Adam's superb goalkeeping denying Julian on no less than 4 occasions!
For Jayden, this triump marks his 2nd WASPA title on the 2015 PFC calendar.

Final Classification
1st) Jayden van der Merwe - 13p
2nd) Bevin Reed - 8p *
2nd) Kegan van der Merwe - 8p *
4th) Julian van der Merwe - 5p
5th) Adam Murray - 4p
6th) Chessray Jooste - 2p
* Tied on Points, GF, GA & GD

Thanks to all for attending and sharing another great day of Subbuteo fun !!!

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