Glasgow Energy & Utilities Event
Three more teams dive into Business Fives final with Scottish Water coming out on top of Glasgow Energy Event
The Glasgow Energy & Utilities event, the fourth qualifier of Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament saw a further 3 teams qualify for the national final.
The companies from Glasgow Energy industry have all been fundraising for various charities and combined to raise £1,235 putting Business Fives over £11,000 raised for various causes throughout Scotland this summer as they bid to raise over £25,000 for charity this summer.
The notable contribution came from eventual runners up Siemens Gamesa who raised £750 for MacMillan.
The Glasgow Energy tournament was played in a competitive spirit as EDP Renewables and Scottish Water stormed into the Champions League section semi finals without losing a game. EDP Renewables impressively hadn’t conceded a goal up to that point only to be undone by a solitary Siemens Gamesa goal at the semi final stage after missing a late penalty to equalise.
Scottish Water kept up their unbeaten run to edge out Wood Group 2-0 to set up a final showdown with Siemens Gamesa. Talisman Johnny Miller scored 10 of his sides 21 goals and notched up another goal in the final as he was singled out by ambassadors Gordon Smith and Tosh McKinlay as the man of the match in the final. The Scottish Water champions made up for the heartache of a final defeat to Aviva last year and ran out 5-0 champions against Siemens Gamesa who has already qualified for the Business Fives national final.
There was a further place up for grabs in the national final which is being hosted in Edinburgh on 26th September via the Europa League section. The Semi final line up was Moray East, Wood Group, Energy Assets and Taylor Hopkinson.
Livingston based Energy Assets were beginning to find their scoring form after a slow start as they squeezed passed recruitment firm Taylor Hopkinson 3-2. The second Wood Group team proved too strong for Moray East as they made their way into the Europa League final.
The final was a close encounter with both sides scoring freely but it was Energy Assets who made the most of their chances and ran out 4-2 winners to book their place in the national final.
The action continues next Thursday 9th August where the Glasgow Construction, Housing & Property sector will vie for another 3 places at the final. The tournament then travels North for events in Dundee and Aberdeen before returning East to Edinburgh later this month.