Oct 23

Casuals played two games yesterday evening against Scarborough College from the UK. Against the College’s U18 Girls team, the Ladies established a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes; Scarborough came back strongly in the second half but, despite reducing to 2-1 from a penalty corner 5 minutes from time, they were unable to find an equaliser.

The U18 Boys then played their Scarborough counterparts and, despite having more of the possession, found themselves a goal down just before the interval. Casuals increased the pressure in the second half and managed to squander a quite amazing number of scoring opportunities: they were further frustrated by some very good work by the Scarborough keeper. It was only 3 minutes from time that they finally put the ball in the net for a 1-1 draw.

It was therefore a great shame that tonight’s return match had to be cancelled because of torrential rain.