So, there we have it. After 19 games and 5 months of hard work, goals galore, disciplinary nightmares and kegs of beer, FC Británico de Madrid finished in third position ensuring a top ten qualification. Being one of the in-form teams FCB have their sights firmly set on lifting this season’s title, in which the race promises to be a grand finale. Standing between FCB and the league trophy are nine ´´cup finals´´, where dark horses emerge and shock results take place. Below is a comprehensive guide to the teams that will fight it out to emerge as this season’s Bunwer division titleholders.
The league table after the split:
P W D L F A GD PTS
|1 Unión Selección||19||16||2||0||76||18||52||50|
|2 Faustos Ondarreta||19||16||2||1||67||21||46||50|
|3 FC Británico de Madrid||19||13||1||5||64||31||33||40|
|5 C.D. Banco de España||19||10||5||4||40||19||21||35|
|6 Cervezas Mahou||19||10||5||4||43||32||10||35|
|7 La Taberna de Pastor||19||10||3||6||50||42||8||33|
|8 Inst Electr J.Uceda||19||9||4||6||40||31||9||31|
Last time the teams met: Union Selección 1-0 FCB
THE team to beat. Having not lost a game all season Union Seleccion rightfully won the league. However, the two teams met on the opening day of the season, and a lot has changed since then. FCB lost narrowly to a well established consistent Union Seleccion side, and since that FCB have gone from strength to strength. Majid´s men will have to be at the races when they face Union Seleccion on the 5th May in FortVallecas.
First game of the season: Faustos (A)
Last time the teams met: Faustos 4-1 FCB
FCB´s ´´bogey team´´. Boasting several ex-professional players, Faustos are a thorn in the proverbial side. Particularly strong in central midfield, where they like to predominantly traffic the ball. A slight blip in form saw them unable to retain the title for the second season in a row. Majid´s men have a real point to prove and a score to settle here.
First game of the season: Union Seleccion (H)
FC Britanico de Madrid
Started the season slowly after a large turnover and influx of players. The second in form team heading into the play offs, having had an excellent run of games since Xmas. Boasting a plethora of quality, FCB have the strongest squad they have had for years, and heading in to the final stretch have the chance to prove they have the minerals to go all the way and win the league. Discipline and dedication is a must.
First game of the season: Mayconmetal (H)
Last time the teams met: FCB 2-0 Mayconmetal
Since losing to FCB in a thriller in Vallecas, Mayconmetal have had a slump in performances. They have dropped points against the lesser teams and will be looking to recover at this pivotal stage of the season. A very physical side that will pose a difficult opposition for the first game of the season.
First game of the season: FCB (A)
C.D Banco de Espana
Last time the teams met: FCB 1-1 C.D Banco De Espana
Simply do not concede goals, and boast an excellent defensive record that is the second-best in the division. A very well organised side that relies on catching opponents on the break. A game FCB must win.
First game of the season: A.A.P.L.A (A)
Last time the teams met: Cervezas Mahou 0-4 FCB
FCB boast an excellent record against Cervezas Mahou, and will be looking for a repeat performance from the last time the two sides met. Strong in midfield, yet lack pace and organisation at the back. Will be looking to avenge the past result and will be raring to go against FCB this time around.
First game of the season: A.D Carrozas (H)
La Taberna de Pastor
Last time the teams met: FCB 3-4 La Taberna De Pastor
3 points dropped is the general consensus towards this game. Having lead 3-0, FCB went down to ten men and threw the game away. La Taberna de Pastor are a well organised side, who pick points up in the unlikely matches. Discipline and clinical finishing is what could separate the two sides this time around.
First game of the season: Inst Electr J.Uceda (A)
Inst Electr J Uceda
Last time the teams met: Instalaciones 2-1 FCB
The Instalaciones game was one of the most disappointing results of the season. Robbed in Getafe springs to mind. A team that places no emphasis on playing attractive football, but prefer underhand tactics, albeit effective. A massive rematch for FCB.
The first game of the season: La Taberna de Pastor (H)
Last time the teams met: A.D Carrozas 1- FCB 4
A well-organised side, who are arguably stronger going forward than they are at the back. A physical side who prefer to play a route one style football. FCB will need to exploit the defensive weaknesses once again to return from Getafe with maximum points.
First game of the season: Cervezas Mahou (A)
Last time the teams met: A.A.P.L.A 6-4 FCB
Finished at the bottom of the pack and snuck into the playoffs. Last time the two sides met FCB pressed the self destruct button and gifted them the game. Weak at the back, and look to utilize the talented centre forward at every opportunity. This was 3 points dropped for FCB, 3 points they will be out looking to rectify in the final game of the season.
First game of the season: C.D. Banco de España (H)
|FC Británico de Madrid||Maycometal||11:00|
|C.D. Banco de España||FC Británico de Madrid||09:00|
|FC Británico de Madrid||Unión Selección||11:00|
|A.D.Carrozas||FC Británico de Madrid||09:00|
|Faustos Ondarreta||FC Británico de Madrid||09:00|
|Cervezas Mahou||FC Británico de Madrid||10:45|
|FC Británico de Madrid||Inst Electr J.Uceda||11:00|
|FC Británico de Madrid||La Taberna de Pastor||11:00|
|FC Británico de Madrid||A.A.P.L.A||11:00|
Union Seleccion 1/3
Banco De Espana 4/1
AD Carrozas 8/1
La Taberna De Pastor 10/1
Cervezas Mahou 15/1