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Fair Play league still wide open

PHUKET: The 2012 Fair Play League held its penultimate round of matches at British International School (BIS) last weekend.

Wednesday 7 March 2012, 02:39PM

The Under 14 division played first, with all games kicking off at the same time on three different pitches.

Thailand put in a fine performance against league leaders France, romping to 5-1 victory, while Germany Green reclaimed their place at the top of the league with a 7-2 win over a depleted Argentina side.

In a close encounter, Germany White pulled off a shock result by beating in-form Brazil 7-5 to claim their first win of the season, and crush Brazil’s chances of winning the title.

This Sunday’s (March 11) final round of matches see France and Germany Green go head to head in a ‘winner takes all’ match that will decide the U14 division champions.

In the Under 11 division, each team played two games during the afternoon. In the first set of matches, the top two teams, Brazil and Germany Green, battled for top spot in the championship.


In a typically tight affair, both teams defended deep to prevent any easy chances. The teams’ negative approach eventually cancelled each other out with the final score 0-0.

Argentina continued their good form with a 6-2 win over France, and Thailand showed great spirit by coming back from 3-0 down to grab their first point of the season, drawing 3-3 with Germany White.

After a short interval, the second set of matches got under way. Brazil grabbed what could be a league defining victory, scoring in the final two minutes for a 4-3 win over Germany White.

It also proved to be a profitable day for Thailand as they secured another point in a 4-4 draw with France, while Germany Green’s clinical finishing gave them a 4-0 victory over Argentina to stay on the coattails of Brazil – ensuring the division winners will not be decided until the final day of the season.



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