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 OFLM Clash of Nations 5.
England are crowned champions.
(Friday, 26 August 2016)
America again lost from a winning position. They were 2-1 up after 15 minutes with Australia levelling before the break. And it was N_Sorrell's injury time goal which won it for the Aussies. Not a bad start to Neil Rowley's OFLM career.

England went one better than in CoN4 and lifted the title following an enthralling 5-3 victory over South Africa. Milo Dunne has done well to take a country which was whitewashed at CoN to the final this year and it was all looking good at half-time, when they lead 3-2. As the match approached the final 15 minutes England scored 3 goals to win the tournament. Michael Bridge can be proud of his achievement considering England has only won 4 matches before this year!

Injury News: No issues.
Suspension News: A_Morgan (ast), D_Matthewson (ast), S_Silvester (ame) & A_Tanner (ame) are coming back from suspension while I_Radgavaro (ast) & J_Battersby (ame) are suspended for 1 game (which will be served in the CoN6 first group match).

Amazing comeback for SAF gets first final.
(Thursday, 25 August 2016)
From being white-washed in 2015, South Africa will feature in their first CoN final following an astonishing second half performance. America looked like they had the game under control at half-time, leading 2-0. A_Tanner was red carded just before the hour and then three goals in 9 minutes turned the game on it's head. America went down to nine players in the later stages and SAF padded out the scoreline to make a more flattering picture with the two man advbantage.

In the final they will face England, who are also featuring in their first final - having finished 3rd in 2015. They hammered Australia who also ended the game with 9 players on the pitch.

As the losing semi-finalists, Australia and America will contest the 3rd/4th place play off, which will help determin the seedings for the next tournament.

Injury News: N_Madden (ast) is injured for 2 days with a swollen ankle.
Suspension News: D_Matthewson (ast), A_Morgan (ast), S_Silvester (ame) & A_Tanner (ame) are suspended for 1 game.

Champions are dumped out.
(Wednesday, 24 August 2016)
Scotland conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game to crash out of the tournament at the group stages and seeing Australia progress at their expense. America topped the group after edging a five goal thriller with Wales.

Three teams ended up on 6 points after three matchesin Group A. South Africa started the surprise end with a 6-3 victory over England and with Europe coming from behind to beat Northern Ireland, they were unfortunatley eliminated by virtue of goals scored.

Injury News: No issues.
Suspension News: J_Bramall (nir) is coming back from suspension

America through while England unbeaten.
(Tuesday, 23 August 2016)
England came from behind to see off Northern Ireland to top the group by 3 points. Europe got themselves back into qualifying contention with a 4-1 victory over South Africa.

America have qualified after beating the defending champions thanks to a L_Mitchell brace. Wales and Australia will both be eliminated should Scotland get a point in their final group match.

Injury News: A_Tanner (ame) is fit to play after shaking off a minor injury.
Suspension News: N_Sorrell (ast), N_Madden (ast) & B_Animal (wal) are coming back from suspension while J_Bramall (nir) is suspended for 1 game.

Defending champions off to a flyer.
(Monday, 22 August 2016)
South Africa took an early lead and held it to see off Northern Ireland. England top Group A after defeating Europe by 3-0.

Scotland destroyed the other other two time CoN champions, Wales by 7-0. Along with America's 4-1 over Australia it's already looking clear who will progress from Group B and could be all decided tomorrow as the pair clash.

Injury News: None.
Suspension News: R_DeBruce (ame), R_Mooney (ast), C_Large (ast), R_Quinn (eng), W_Johnny (eur), J_Kirovski (eur) are coming back from suspension while B_Animal (wal), N_Sorrell (ast) & N_Madden (ast) are suspended for 1 game.

Clash of Nations 5 to begin in a week.
(Saturday, 13 August 2016)
The fifth installment of the competition will not feature an under 21 contest due to lack of interest. The host nation will be South Africa featuring the stadiums of

Leicester Lightning, The Brahma Bulls, The Dublin Dominators, Tulliallan Thistle, Vasco Veterans, Deportivo Azrael & Flint Tropics FC.

 


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