Line up Apple: Mason, MacKenzie, Sharman, Miller, Rosolia, Parrish, Benedetti, Howard, Bono Spotify: Mort, Goodfellow, Griffiths, Denereaz, Sleath, Abraham
A tight encounter saw Spotify stave off Apple in a game which swung in the balance. James Abraham opened the scoring for Spotify in the first minute, before Matt Mason equalsed in the 9th. Three minutes later, the tables were turned when Alex MacKenzie found the net for Apple, but the lead was held for a matter of minutes as Robert Griffiths made it all square going into the break, 2-2. And it was that man, Griffiths who secured the points with his second goal early in the second half. Both sides looked short of ideas, as they played out the rest of the match in deadlock.
Man of the Match: Robert Griffiths (Spotify)
Line up Adstream: Fernandez Haro, Caballero, Brown, Blake, Cox, Puri, Sampaio, Levy, Lewis Google: Karacan, Pilgrim, Hayers, Simon, Tesfamariam, Fallon, Barnicoat
On this showing, Google look like early contenders as they trounced a naive looking Adstream team. A first half hattrick for Jamie Fallon and a brace from Jonathan Tesfamariam saw them go into the break 5-0 up. The rout continued early in the second half when Barnicoat scored the first of his two goals, following up again on 34 minutes. Two minutes later, it was really game over as Fallon bagged his fourth to make it 8-0, with 15 minites still to play. Thankfully for Adstream, Google took their foot off the pedal to spare any further misery.
Man of the Match: Jamie Fallon
Line up Citi: Prada, Glennon, Dhat, Deza, Botta, Gooch EY: Alkatib, Ahmed, Cunha, Arnold, Bhatia, Hardy, Shirinov
The opening game of the tournament saw Citi emerge as worthy victors over EY. Jorge Deza opened the scoring on 5 minutes before Rio Dhat doubled the lead to give Citi a 2-0 advantage at half time. Dhat bagged his second goal midway through the second half to make it 3-0 before Tiago Cunha pulled one back for EY. All hopes of a comeback were dashed as Chris Gooch scored late on to make it 4-1, with EY missing a golden opportunity from the penalty spot at the death.
Man of the Match: Rio Dhat