FIRST ROUND CUP HOSTS: The Walking Dead A team.

The BAHA WHISKY sponsored cup got under way on Sunday November 21 at the Finca Naundrup when Nerja’s A team visited hosts the Walking Dead A in the first round.

This match actually was part of a ‘triple header’ with the A teams playing a HIDROMASTER PREMIERSHIP match followed by the B teams playing a Championship match. Both Nomads teams were confident after their wins at Viñuela the previous weekend.

Nerja emerged victors in the close A teams League game with a 2-1 win which puts them top of the Premiership.

The B team encounter was a different story with the Walking Dead winning 3-0.

Tired legs led to enforced changes in the Nerja A team for the Cup match and it proved to be a different story with the Walking Dead A winning 5-3. Nerja were 3-0 down but pulled it back to 3-3 before a superb fourth goal and another late in the game saw the ‘Dead’ progress to the next round.

So mixed fortunes for Nerja, but their coach load of supporters were happy to see them top the league after a poor start to the league. Walking Dead were happy to progress in the Cup.

Saturday November 27 at the Finca Naundrup sees the big Cup Tie with history being made when Calahonda WFC host Benalmadena Ladies.

The first time in the south of Spain (possibly all Spain) a women’s team will have played competitively against a men’s team. The Ladies team average around 30 years while Calahonda will field ‘Senior’ players who are not in the League squad.

Who will win this ‘Battle of the Sexes’? Make sure you read next week’s Euro Weekly News to find out.

Still on Calahonda, they visited Benahavis on Tuesday November 23, (match report next week) and are away to Malaga on Tuesday December 7. Two intriguing games with Calahonda and Benahavis both winning their last games and Malaga going strong in the Championship.

The Walking Football Association of Iberia Committee has been completed and will get down to their various tasks soon as they work to take WFAI up to a new level.

WFAI welcomed new club Boca Seniors of Competa as members and look forward to seeing them in forthcoming tournaments and next season’s League Competition.

Exciting times ahead for Walking Football, so if you are 50 or over and you haven’t tried it yet, get along to a session at your local club and see how much you enjoy yourself.

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