Subbuteo FA Cup
FOURTH ROUND MATCHES – Remaining 4 games
Leeds United 1 v 0 Barnet
Leeds Utd with their rich footballing heritage, were represented by Alan. Alan clearly felt at home close to his roots and navigated Leeds through Bharat’s Barnet to progress to the 5th round of the cup.
Norwich City 1 v 0 AFC Wimbledon
Jon took part in his first Subbuteo event and got off to a great start with a 1-0 win, representing Norwich City. Ben’s AFC Wimbledon still have to rely on past FA Cup glories.
Wigan Athletic 2 v 2 Peterborough United
The real test for any fAABI Subbuteo player a penalty shoot-out with Jen – the penalty shoot-out Queen! Jen’s Wigan prevailed 2-1 against Jon’s Peterborough. Henceforthwith ‘The Posh’ duly exited the cup whilst Wigan look set for a great run.
Here’s a clip of Jen’s controversial winning goal. The ref said “Saved – No goal!”, but VAR said “Hole in the net – Goal!”
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 v 0 Aston Villa
The last two clubs from the midlands in this year’s cup played each other in this encounter. In the full size version of the game, it’s been a good season for Wolves, and this is being reflected in our miniature version of the game, with Ben and Jonathan seeing them through against Steve and Bharat’s Aston Villa.
FIFTH ROUND MATCHES – First 2 games
Hull City 3 v 4 Gillingham
Alan was again representing ‘The North’ when Hull played Gillingham. However he must have got those foreboding feelings when the game went to penalties and he was facing Jen… It was one of those epic shoot-outs, with each player taking 7 shots. Eventually, with the light fading and all small children soundly asleep in their beds, Jen scored the winning goal. Here’s a clip of Alan’s penalty being saved by Jen’s goalie and then the post!
Luton Town 1 v 2 Lincoln City
The tale of this match was an ill-timed substitution. Bharat had to go at half time and Steve took his place. Therein lay the tale. After some cracking goals, Ben, Bharat and Steve’s Luton Town were 2-1 up against Jon and Jonathan. It should have been plain sailing but for Steve giving away a stonewall penalty (just to clarify folks, Steve writes all the match reports, so no-one is being vilified unfairly here!)… Anyway, long story short – Steve lets in the penalty and the games ends 2-2. Steve then misses his shot in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, and promptly fails to save against Jonathan. Come back Bharat – all is forgiven!!
So we now have our first 2 cup quarterfinalists, Gillingham v Lincoln City…
Joins us at our next session on Monday 3rd June, where we will find who the other 6 quarter-finalists will be. The games to be played are:
- Doncaster Rovers v Grimsby Town
- Southampton v Newport County
- Fulham v Manchester City
- West Ham United v Watford
- Leeds United v Norwich City
- Wigan Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Our Subbuteo sessions are run by the Friends of Old Subbuteo who kindly fund the evenings. A special shout-out to Stephen Moreton are in order too, who takes the time to run the sessions!
3rd, 17th, 24th
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