Steve Wigley’s side impressed playing the five-a-side format en route to the Semi-Final. However, after a disappointing display in their last-four tie, it was Austria Vienna that made it through following a 2-0 win. The Austrians were crowned winners, defeating Hannover 96 4-3 in the Final.
Fulham lost their Third-Place Play-Off match as FC Schalke 04 claimed a 5-3 win – with Emerson Hyndman (2) and Jordan Evans scoring the Whites’ goals.
The four-day competition started with the Whites beating local sides Hardegsen (9-0) and Gross Ellershausen (4-1), with victories against Heiligenstadt (3-0) and Radolfshausen (6-0) following.
The group stage matches drew to a close with a 4-3 defeat against Schalke, with Patrick Roberts and Evans (2) on target. The Whites then slipped to a 5-2 defeat against eventual finalists Hannover, with Solomon Sambou and Dean O’Halloran scoring our goals.
Progressing to the second phase of group games, Wigley’s side saw off Mainz 05 2-0, thanks to strikes from Evans and Cameron Burgess. A 5-3 defeat against Austria Vienna followed, with George Williams, Evans and Liam Donnelly scoring.
Borussia Monchengladbach were our Quarter-Final opponents, with Mekhi Leacock-McLeod, Hyndman and Evans finding the net in the 3-3 draw. The Whites progressed courtesy of 9-8 penalty shoot-out win.