With a new kit, brings new confidence and we wanted to get the tournament off to a great start with a win in our first game. The weather was perfect. And we had a few supporters cheering us on. We were selected in a group made up of Love Creative, SLF Media and Sliced Bread with agencies playing each team twice. 1st and 2nd places in each group went through to the knockout stages.
The start wasn't as we expected, in fact, it was embarassing. We lost 0-4 to Love Creative. We were awful, but they played great putting us under pressure and running their socks off. A deserved loss for us in the first game.
The following group games were us back to normal, calm and composed on the ball, conceding very few goals and scoring a bag full. We won comfortably against SLF Media and Sliced Bread. Our next fixture was against Love Creative, the team who previously beat us. I think at this point Love had used most of their energy as they weren't the same team as in our first game, their performance wasn't at the same level and we won comfortably.
We won another game and then drew the last down to a very dubious referee, who made several errors in the game and gave an undeserved penalty to the away team, and declining a couple of penalty shouts for us.
All was good though, we topped our group and was on to the next round, this time it was knockout. So if we lost a game, we'd be out of the tournament.