The ten teams for this year’s Liquid Football Trophy have been confirmed.
The 4th annual Liquid Football Trophy will take place 08/07/2018 at Power League, Peterborough. All profits will be donated to Little Miracles (registered charity no: 1160178) and is sponsored by Patterns of Play and Harrison Rose Estate Agents.
The 10 competing teams will be split into 2 groups of 5, with the top 2 progressing into the knockout stages, and the draw will take place next month.
Reigning champions Simple FC will return to this year’s tournament to defend their crown.
In their debut LFT, Simple won 3 games and drew 1 in Group B, going on to knock out 2016 LFT winners Disaronno Ronaldo in the semi-finals, before scoring a convincing 4-1 win over Libby’s Boys to lift the prestigious trophy.
Inaugural winners Krakow Veterans will also make the journey from Boston to compete again at this year’s tournament. The Vets have competed at every LFT so far, and have never failed to reach the knockout stage – topping their group every year. They’re the tournament’s top goal-scorers (52), have recorded the most wins (10) and hold the record for the longest winning run (7), and will once again be one of the tournament’s favourites this year.
The other team whose name is engraved onto the prestigious trophy, Disaronno Ronaldo will also compete at the LFT 2018. Disaronno Ronaldo lifted the trophy in 2016 after beating Hereward Radio FC 3-0 in a penalty shootout, with goalkeeper Josh Richardson proving to be the hero for ‘the fat lads’. Last year, Disaronno Ronaldo weren’t as successful – ending their reign as champions at the semi-final stage – at the hands of eventual winners Simple FC.
One of only two teams who have competed in every Liquid Football Trophy to date, FC Liquid Football will once again appear at the LFT this year. Despite a great start to last year’s tournament, our boys failed to get out of the group stage, as was the case in both 2016 and 2015. Will they be able to reach the dizzy heights of the semi-finals this year? Probably not.
Kestrel FC will be making their 3rd consecutive LFT appearance, and will be hoping for a better performance this year, as they have finished bottom of the group in both 2016 and 2017. They have won just one game previously – a 2-1 victory over then reigning champions Disaronno Ronaldo. They also gave Spalding Youth, who will also be returning to the LFT this year, their only win to date – a 7-0 hammering.
And another side to have recorded just one win in the Liquid Football Trophy, Diamond Geezers – who beat eventual runners-up Libby’s Boys 1-0 – have secured their place at this year’s competition.
The Liquid Football Trophy 2018 will also welcome three debuting teams; Fosdyke FC, South Holland Sundays and Ben Dover FC.
If you’d like to sponsor this year’s LFT, you can do so by making just a £20.00 donation at www.gofundme.com/liquid-football-trophy-2018 and sending your company details, as well as a logo to firstname.lastname@example.org.