The U16 Mixed team struggled in their semi-final against a strong (and all-male) Lousada team. Despite battling valiantly, they were 0-5 down at half time, and Lousada doubled their goal tally in the second half.
A mere one hour later, they took on ESLFB in the match for 3rd place. Despite several chances going begging at both ends, it wasn’t until the 52nd minute that Casuals finally scored after the ball rebounded to the edge of the circle from a good save by the keeper. But just two minutes later, ESLFB found an equaliser with a looping shot and, with no further score, this took the game into ‘Golden goal’ extra time.
The first period produced several close misses, but no goals. But with 7 minutes left on the clock, a long ball out of defence found the centre forward on the edge of the circle, and he calmly slipped the ball under the advancing keeper for a 2-1 win and an honourable 3rd place.