Casuals mixed team play Hocquet

Over the previous weekend Hocquet’s mixed hockey team came over from Madrid to play the Lisbon Casuals mixed team.  

Saturdays match was an intense affair, with good quality hockey and two very competitive teams. There where plenty of goals going round but the Casuals managed to score the most, securing a 6-4 win.

We then headed to the all important 3rd half at the bar, where Hocquet won hands down as they served everyone jamón, cheese and wine. In the evening we all met up in Algés for dinner.

On Sunday we had our second match where the Casuals were far stronger in the first half managing to reach the half time break with a 5-0 lead. However, tired legs lead to a slower second half for the Casuals and Hocquet scored back a few goals. But the Casuals pulled through and won the match 8-3.

Thank you Hocquet for a very fun weekend. See you next year in Madrid!

– Joe Kodde

Prizes and Scores

The day started with a match between our youngsters, which was played in very good spirits. We then held a brief prize giving ceremony where the U18 players were given their 3rd place medals and Vicente Mourão received his Best Player award from the previous weekends finals.

Then came the individual club prizes we award at the end of each season.

Most improved player: Joana Penetra
Most improved player: Vicente Mourão
Most improved beginner: João Burnay

Next we had the much anticipated Cup matches.

First we had the Kuiper Cup where both teams flew in reinforcements from abroad. The Dutch were the stronger team in the first half, where Joe Kodde scored a cracker on his backhand that flew past the GK’s head. In the second half the British were stronger and had multiple Penalty Corners that they didn’t manage to put in the Dutch goal. Holland 1-0 Great Britain.

Then we had the Camões Cup where Fernando’s Lusitanos were stronger than João Miguel’s Caravelas and by half time it was 2-0 to the Lusitanos. But the second half saw a complete turnover of the run of play and the Caravelas managed to end the match with a 2-2 draw. We needed a winner so on to penalties we went. João Ralha was the unlucky player to miss his penalty which gave the Cup to the Caravelas. Caravelas 2-2 Lusitanos (2-1).

The day ended with the Pringsheim Cup with the Dutch facing the Caravelas. This was a tight match where the Dutch scored first with an attack down the right wing by Alexa Kodde who carried the ball on the base line and injects it towards the front of the goal where Philipp Ka calmly taps the ball in. The next goal also went to the Dutch, from a flick by Joe Kodde at a Penalty Corner. The final minutes were dominated by the Caravelas who were mounting on the pressure, but the Dutch held their ground and blocked all shots. With 3 minutes remaining, while the Caravelas where taking a shot at goal, Joe Kodde took a blow to the head which stopped play. It was decided to end the match with the current result.                                             Pringsheim Cup: Holland 2-0 Caravelas

– Lisbon Casuals HC

Kuiper, Camões & Pringsheim Cups

Este ano as três taças mais importantes na história do hóquei serão todas disputadas no mesmo dia!

Sábado, dia 03 de Junho, vamos ter um dia cheio de hóquei, a começar com o jogo dos miúdos às 13H00. De seguida, pelas 13H30, haverá a entrega dos prémios individuais de ‘Best Beginner’, ‘Most Improved Junior Player’ e ‘Most Improved Female Player’.

Depois vem o torneio mais antecipado do ano. A Kuiper Cup começa às 14H00 e de seguida vem a Camões Cup, às 14H50. O jogo que decide os 3º/4º lugares será às 15H40. Por fim, às 16H30, teremos a grande final…a Pringsheim Cup. Estes jogos terão 2 partes de 20 minutos.

Convidamos todos para estarem presentes às 13H30, e assistir à entrega dos prémios individuais.

– Lisbon Casuals HC