Olde Blind Dog 3v3 Challenge
Oct. 18th 2014
The first ever event in the Soccerfest Dragon Goal 3v3 Pub series started off with a bang in Group A. Scrubs FC started strong with a win over The Wolf Pack but injuries plagued them throughout the day.
Real Madrid ATL dominated at first with a 10-3 win against a shorthanded Scrubs FC and were able to move on to the second round with a tie agains The Wolf Pack. Unfortunately for The Wolf Pack, that tie ended their day and they were relegated to drinking beer and smoking stogies on the patio at Olde Blind Dog.
In Group B, Real Guatemala was able to over match KFC FC but with a late withdrawal from the tournament, both Real Guatemala and KFC FC moved on from Group B to the Semi Finals.
With the Semi’s set, Scrubs FC with no subs, took on Real Guatemala but couldn’t overcome being out manned and in a valiant effort lost 8 to 4. In the other Semi, Real Madrid ATL dominated from the start as it seems KFC FC had a few to many pints between games as Real Madrid ATL took the match with a score of 7 to 1.
The consolation match between Scrubs FC and KFC FC was evenly matched with KFC FC taking an early lead. Scrubs FC would come back though and the game would end in a 5-5 tie which meant the first ever shoot out competition for the 3v3 Pub Series. Scrubs FC was able to pull out the win in shoot outs with a clutch bank shot in the 2nd round giving them 3rd place.
The Final was a hard fought grudge match between Real Guatemala and Real Madrid FC. The two teams are friends in the pub while watching La Liga but it seemed like it was all business on the field. The game got physical with Real Guatemala going into half time with a 4-3 lead. Foul trouble plagued each team and resulted in a PK for each, however neither team was able to convert. In the end Real Madrid ATL couldn’t overcome the half time deficit and fell 7-5 to the first ever champions of the Olde Blind Dog 3v3 Challenge, Real Guatemala.
There was a feeling after the match that these two teams will meet again in another tournament of the Soccerfest Dragon Goal 3v3 Pub Series!
Champions: Real Guatemala
Runner up: Real Madrid ATL
3rd Place: Scrubs FC
4th Place: KFC FC
5th Place: The Wolf Pack