On Sunday the 21st of February the university students’ indoor football tournament, organised by the Estonian Academic Sports Federation, took place in Kehra.
The side featured the following teams:
Estonian Business School, Tallinn University, Tallinn School of Economics, the Estonian Aviation Academy, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and Estonian University of life Sciences.
EBS was represented by Temitayo Doherty, Kevin Sooaluste, Lauri Tikka, Santeri Mäkelä, Oliver Jõgeva, Vincent Lambin, Maigo Vaakmann, Ragnar Käsk and Panu Satama.
EBS was in the lucky B-group featuring Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
We were off to a great start and won our first game against Estonian University of life Sciences (3:0).
Oliver Jõgeva beautifully placed the ball in the net twice and Lauri Tikka likewise placed a strong shoot behind the goalkeeper.
The second game was against Tallinn University of Applied Sciences and our Ebster star and very own Nigerian, Temitayo Doherty, managed to put EBS in the lead. Unfortunately the excitement only lasted for a little while, as one of our own slightly confused Ebsters placed the ball in the wrong goal followed by a goal for our rival leading to the final losing score of 1:2.
Last match was against the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences where Kevin Sooaluste got on the score board. We had to try all 3 options so after winning and losing we were going for a tie and we succeeded! The final score ended at 1:1 which placed us 2nd in our group.
We progressed through to the quarter-finals where we faced group-A’s number 3, Tallinn School of Economics.
Now was the time to make it count, we went on to the battlefield hungry for goals and victory. Throughout the game the strong EBS team dominated and played absolutely fantastic football which lead to 2 goals from Doherty and Jõgeva as well as 1 from both Sooaluste and Lambin which brought us to victory (6:0).
In the semi-final we faced The Estonian University of life Sciences again. This time also EBS showed no mercy and put in goal after goal. Once again Doherty managed to get the ball behind the keeper twice while Sooaluste, Lambin and Tikka all made 1 goal each, the game ended 5:2.
It was now time for the final where we were up against Tallinn University of Applied Sciences whom beat us in our 2nd game in the group play. When time was up after an intense game we had reached a tie (1:1) (Goal by Doherty)! And the winner was going to be found through a penalty shootout. Panu Satama became the hero of the day as he saved two consecutive penalties during the shootout and EBS penalty takers kept their composure delivering twice which was enough for victory
The final result from the penalties was 3:1 and the proud, sweaty and slightly exhausted EBS team were crowned the winner of the tournament.
We would like to congratulate to the winners and say thank you to the organizers for this great tournament. We hope to see you all next year to protect the title.
Translator: Henry Ševtšenko
Editor: Lisette Lindhardt Jespersen