Match 2 : France vs Switzerland, Division A, Friday, July 17
FINAL SCORE: Germany 4 x 6 Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan survived an impressive German comeback to cruise past De Celis’ charges 6-4, which converts them into the first leaders of the Division B in Minehead. The Azeri’s were made to work hard for the victory as goals by Germany’s attacking trio Dannilo, Da Silva and Olli, when trailing 4-1 in the third period, pulled both sides back to parity with only three minutes left on the scoreboard. It was then Azeri striker Muslim who assured his side the last laugh with a well taken double in the final minute.
1st Sofien Benchabane (FRA)
2nd Ergene (TUR)
3rd Andy Sheat (ENG)
4th Carlos Frazao (POR)
Quote Emil Dzharabov (Azerbaijan Coach)
"We were quick on the break and were delighted to go 4-1 ahead. When we got pegged back to 4-4 the pressure was really on the players, but they were able to take their chances and we won it 6-4. The team’s mentality was outstanding. I saw some great team efforts as an ensemble, which we will have to repeat to get past the hosts n Friday"