It was Solent Santos that came out on top in todays ISG Charity Cup after beating Ryde Sports 3-1 in the final game on a sweltering Appley Beach in Ryde.
First round of games saw Jamie O'Rourke led Portsmouth BSC beat Red Star Spartans 3-0 followed by Super Cup Champions Sandown Sociedad beating WKR Santos 3-1 in a great match. In an early re-enactment of the final Ryde Sports were beaten 3-1 by Solent Sanos while "The Lions" beat scousers Team Seeds 3-1.
Second phase saw WKR Santos go down 2-1 to Pompey, Sociedad beat "The Spartans" 3-1. Ryde clocked their first points of the day beating "The Lions" on sudden death penalties after finishing 2-2 at the final whistle. Santos finishing off the phase beating Team Seeds 5-3.
In the biggest game of the day Sandown Sociedad put up a spirited performance to beat Portsmouth BSC 2-1 on penalties after finishing 2-2 in normal time. Santos then inflicted more misery on pointless Red Star pulling out a 5-1 win which was immediately outshone by Ryde Sports who completely dominated Team Seeds 8-0.
The final game of the group stages saw "The Lions" share the spoils 3-3 with Solent Santos who went on to grab the two points following a 2-1 win on sudden death penalties.
Semi finals saw Ryde Sports pull of a sensational win over Sociedad on penalties after their game finished 4-4. Ryde good for the win after leading the more successful colleagues on more than one occasion.
Second semi was a far more tense affair. Solent Santos pulling out all the stops to beat Portsmouth BSC by a solitary goal without reply sending them into their first ISG Cup final.
The final didnt dissapoint. Solent Santos going great guns to beat Ryde Sports 4-1 in the three ten minute periods to lift the trophy and become worthy ISG CUP Champions for 2013. Congratulations to both teams.
Big shout must go out to the generous sponsorship from RYDE TAXIS, ISLAND SCAFFOLDING, RCT TROPHIES as well as WIGHTLINK. Big up also goes to HAMPSHIRE FA for their commitment to support beach soccer on the Island.
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