BSWW Bang Saen International Beach Soccer Cup
16 Mar 2013
Beach Soccertakes off in Thailand
Opening in Bangsaen brings big surprises, with the hosts topping the table over the European powerhouses
The action took off today in Bangsaen after a heavy storm denied the beach soccer fans the first dose yesterday. To compensate, a double beach soccer day, to have the party rocking in this maiden edition of the BSWW Bangsaen Beachh Soccer International Cup. The wet conditions of the field made life difficult for the teams, but did not take the game a bit of spectacle, and this special opening paid off with 34 goals and a couple of big surprises, specially the one having Thailand on top of the table, over Portugal and Germany.
Thailand targets the Cup!
Thailand do not think in just inviting the others to a party they would not be allowed to participate? They have organized a top-flight international event and they proved today that they are up to that tag. First, they edged England, and they rounded a terrific Saturday beating the powerful Germany 7-4. These six points seized get the Thai on top of the table, over Portugal, Germany and England. Tomorrow, in their game against Portugal they will fight for the dream of keeping the trophy in home soil.
Things seemed to be getting too dark for the Thai in the first minutes of the game, as two goals by Monch and Korner swept the Germans ahead. Nanan led the hosts? reaction, with two goals that leveled the score, but Weirauch managed to unbalance it again before the first break. After Madtoha?s 3-3 in the second period, the last leg meant the definitive take-off for the Asian. Two more goals by Nanan, Madtoha?s double and Tapinna?s contribution left Weirauch?s eventual 4-4 far behind.
0-1: Monch, min, 8 (1); 0-2: Korner, min. 6 (1); 1-2: Nanan, min. 2 (1); 2-2: Nanan, min. 1 (1); 2-3: Weirauch, min. 1 (1); 3-3: Madtoha, min. 8 (2); 4-3: Tapinna, min. 11 (3); 4-4: Weirauch, min. 8 (3); 5-4: Nanan, min. 7 (3); 6-4: Madtoha, min. 6 (3); 7-4: Nanan, min. 1 (3);
Furious Portugal get England to pay for a bitter morning?
The Portuguese monsters Madjer and Belchior were in hand in the third game of the day to walk past England and get even with the bad taste in their mouths after the defeat against Germany in the morning. The first victory in the Mario Narciso?s service record ahead of the National side gets Portugal facing Thailand tomorrow keeping their options chances to pack the cup home.
Yet in the first period of the game, things got really uphill for England, as Madjer and Belchior got their team 2-0 ahead. Clarke pulled one back for the English halfway the second leg, only to find Belchior?s 3-1 before the break. The same Portuguese number ten would widen the distance with the 4-1, and he himself would bag the 5-2 after Evans? hit. In the dying seconds of the game, José Maria wanted to join the party, and got his name on the chart with the 6-2 for Portugal, sealing a victory that keep all options open for the EBSC runner-ups.
Goals: 1-0: Madjer, min. 8 (1); 2-0: Madjer, min. 4 (1); 2-1: Clarke, min. 9 (2); 3-1: Belchior, min. 0 (2); 4-1: Belchior, min. 9 (3); 4-2: Evans, min. 7 (3); 5-2: Belchior, min. 3 (3); 6-2: José Maria, min. 1 (3)
Germany upset Portugal after stunning performance by Olli
First match of the day brought the first of the surprises, as a brilliantly Oliver Romrig-led Germany upset Portugal, one of the best teams in the world, to confirm the evolution of a grown-up Mannschaft, who, by the way will meet in the top division of season?s Euro Beach Soccer League. The excellent job being done by Nils Böringshulte ahead the German side got today one of the most significant rewards.
The Portuguese were told really clearly who the man to try to get under control on future occasion is: Oliver Romrig. With three goals, the talented forward clinched the first points for his side, and turned into meaningful the Lusitanian efforts with Belchior?s opener and Madjer?s 2-2. Not even the magic of their beach soccer superstars was enough for Portugal in the morning.
Goals: 1-0: Belchior, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Olli, min. 4 (2); 1-2: Olli, min. 10 (3); 2-2: Madjer, min. 5 (3); 2-3: Olli, min. 5 (3)
Good start for the hosts
England and Thailand hit the wet sand of Bangsaen with a strong determination and full gas. That brought a busy first period, in which the European got 2-0 ahead only to see their opponents turn the score around before the first horn.
In the second period, England tried to get hold of the ball once again, but the Thai were already feeling too strong. Despite Day?s 3-3, Madtoha replied soon to push the hosts in command for good. The last try by Temple, with 3-5 in the score, just managed to keep the game alive for the last period, something Phusonmuek tried to solve soon with his second goal to seal the first win for Thailand.
Goals: 1-0: Day, min. 10 (1); 2-0: James Temple, min. 8 (1); 2-1: Madtoha, min. 7 (1); 2-2: Songpiew, min. 5 (1); 2-3: Phusomnuek, min. 4 (1); 3-3: Day, min. 9 (2); 3-4: Madtoha, min. 8 (2); 3-5: Nanan, min. 6 (2); 4-5: Temple, min. 11 (3); 4-6: Phusomnuek, min. 9 (3)
BSWW Bangsaen Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup 2013
Saturday, 16th of March
10:00 ? Portugal 2-3 Germany
11:15 ? England 4-6 Thailand
15:30 ? Portugal 6-2 England
16:45 ? Thailand 7-4 Germany
Matches for tomorrow
Sunday, 17th of March
15:30 ? Germany vs England
16:45 ? Thailand vs Portugal