The Ladies travelled north yesterday for a tough game against Lousada U18 Boys. Although they were losing 0-7 at half time, they adjusted better in the second half, conceding only 3 more goals. Despite the result the ladies had made one of the most well played game since the beginning of the season, giving good references for what is about to come!!
The U13s, playing without their usual defensive line-up and with a new goalie, gave Casa Pia A a chance to exploit their lack of experience. The visitors duly opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes with a well hit field goal from their strongest player. But the, by now, well experienced U13 midfield soon got into its stride and started their familiar passing game to give Casuals a 3-1 lead at the interval, all from field goals. They squandered several short corner opportunities during the game but 2 more field goals in an admittedly scrappier second half left Casuals clear 5-1 winners.
In today’s match against Carris, the Men were a little unfortunate to be 0-3 down at the break: despite a terrific goal-line clearance, they conceded two penalties and a penalty corner. But they came out after the break in a much more determined mood, and within 3 minutes they had scored from a slick move that ended with a reverse stick tip-in. Although they put increasing pressure on Carris, this was to be the only goal of the second half.