2016. 09. 30..
In 2016, we participated for the third time in the Infrastructure Cup, a sporting event organised by PromoSport, traditionally in late September. This year, supporting organisations’ teams competed for the NIF Cup in two groups.
Besides Colas, the squads of A-Híd, Terra 21, and DM-KER took to the pitch in group E, while group F brought the rivalry of Ke-Víz, HE-DO, Ganz Transelektro, and Swietelsky Vasúttechnika. The matches took place on the artificial-turf-covered grounds within the scenic environment of the Pokorny József Sports and Recreational Centre in Budapest’s District II.
Just like at last year’s tournament, we started showing our strengths right from the start, winning our first match 8:0 against DM-KER. Subsequently, we went on to claim another reassuring victory, this time with a score of 3:0 against the team of Terra 21. For our last match in the group stage, we were paired up with A-Híd, which beat us two years ago. Once again, they were at the top of their game, and defeated us with splendid team play. Nevertheless, we collected 6 points, which was enough to advance to the semi-final as group winners. In the semi, our opponent was the runner-up from the other group, the squad of Ke-Víz. The two teams could not determine the winner in normal time, and left the decision to a 7-metre penalty shootout.
Our goalkeeper László Kiss saved not one, but two of our opponents’ penalties, which got us through to the final. Meanwhile, A-Híd clinched a victory over Swietelsky Vasúttechnika in the other semi-final, becoming our adversaries for the final. This time, our team made no mistake, and concluded the tournament with a confident 3:0 triumph.
We hereby congratulate the members of Team Colas! Nice work, guys: István Lechner, Péter Veres, Botond Kertész (Colas Északkő), Zoltán Tasi, Zsolt Szentgyörgyi, Péter Rubus, Ádám Tamás, Gábor Gulyás, Tamás Tóth (Colas Út), and László Kiss (Colas MPD). We hope that we will have the chance to put on the yellow jersey next year at the third NIF Cup. Go Colas!