EYE FOR GOAL PAYS OFF
YC&AC, March 21, 2005. The British Football Club unceremoniously disposed of a Wall Street Geckoes team 2-0 in the final of the Footy Japan Charity 6's tournament held at and co-hosted by YC&AC.
Having scored only 2 goals to win their group, it wasn't until the knockout stages of the tournament that BFC found their scoring ways dismissing a determined Mitsubishi Bank FC 1-0 in the semi-final. In the other semi-final the gritty WS Geckoes managed to beat the Swiss Kickers on penalties after the teams were tied at full-time.
2 first half goals by the BFC striker were enough to put an end to the WS Geckoes chances of glory, but the runners-up are, in tournaments and league games, forever proving that they have what it takes to upset the big guns.
France Masters were the winners of the plate competition, beating BFC Vagabonds 1-0 in a fiercely contested final round.
17 teams took part in the charity event and with thanks to the generous support of all the organizations sponsoring the event (some of whom, opting for a per-goal contribution, may well have been wincing as 110 goals were netted on the day) including: Barclays Capital, Shinsei Bank, Lloyds TSB and Wall Street Associates, not to mention the players themselves, the tournament managed to raise ¥330,000. This money will go directly to UNICEF to help children still suffering in areas devastated by the Tsunami last December.
Footy Japan would like to thank in addition to the sponsors mentioned above, all the players for taking part in this event and scoring the goals to raise the cash. Footy Japan would also like to thank YC&AC for their support and use of their illustrious facility and a great buffet, Stella Artois for the (free) beer, Coca Cola for the free soft drinks, 1066 and Mr Yannick for the bacon butties and kebabs.