Unionhold i pokalfinalen på fredag!

Du er måske ikke klar over det, men Union har en ganske succesfuld 7-mandsseniorafdeling. Et af holdene, som kalder sig selv for Happy Feet, har endda kvalificeret sig til pokalfinalen for 7-mand. Vi har taget en snak med træner Femi om holdets succes.
 
You are in the cup final how did you qualify?
We went thru the qualifiers, played the first game in June just before the break against Fremad Valby (3-2)
  • Beat KB 5-1 in August
  • Beat Hellas 5-1 away in September
the most difficult game was the semi final against B1903 on October 11th.  They came ready to win.  They arrived at Union at 1730 for a kickoff at 1945 and were out warming up 45 mins to the game!  
 
But we went up 2-0, even though they huffed and puffed, it stayed that way until the 2nd half. 
They got a goal and were energized some more. then we had a man sent off and had to play with 6 men for half the 2nd half.
 
But we scored one to make it 3-1 but they got a goal back for 3-2 and it was a very tense 10 mins till the end. And you could see how disappointed they were at the final whistle. But it was a nice way to make the final, it was a real test, they were real gents at the end of the game though.
 
Who is your opponent in the final?
The final will be against FB in FB! That should be a cracker!
 
Is it difficult to choose the team for the final?
Very, seeing that everyone is available and wants to play!  Always a headache, cos we have a talented bunch of guys.  So maybe a good kind of headache.
 
How is it going in the normal tournament?
 
It has not gone according to plan in the normal tournament.  At least we are not where we had planned to be at the end of the season (promotion to Mseries).
 
We started well, but lost our way a bit (injuries, people travel for work), that has affected us.
 
And the moment we lost one game and drew another, we kind of dropped our shoulders because only 2 teams were getting promoted across 2 pools, which means it is possible to win your own pool but still not get promoted because the top 2 teams in the other pool have better points total that you.  And this is exactly what the situation is now in pool 2, where the top 2 teams from there will probably get promoted and the group winner in pool 1 will not make it, because they will most likely have less points total.
 
Luckily one of the teams getting promoted is our other Union team,  they just need to avoid a defeat at their last game and will get promoted, irrespective of what happens in our pool on the final day.
 
We have asked them for a playoff between Union and Union 2 to decide who should go up. It seems they are scared though… lol
 
But we have guaranteed ourselves another season in serie 1, and we will push for promotion to M series again in the spring.
 
So we are looking to bring the cup home on Friday to salvage our season.
 
What should people do if they want to see the final?


Please come out and support us on Friday. Kick off is at 18.30 at Frederiksberg IP, Sønderjyllands Alle 4. It is a very nice stadium too.
Come in all your Union colors and help us bring the cup home. We need you!

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