Mixed weekend – Junior teams lead the way.
It was a busy weekend for Casuals, with four teams playing league fixtures. Yesterday the U18s began with a good win against Lousada. Although they only opened the scoring after 28 minutes, the visitors then equalised barely a minute later. In the second half some strong Casuals attacking play finally allowed them to open up a two goal lead and in fact they should have built on this. Instead they conceded from a Lousada penalty corner and had to hold on for the last quarter of an hour for a deserved 3-2 win.
The Ladies then struggled to withstand some strong attacking play by Sport Club but, despite some outstanding saves from their keeper, Sport eventually opened the scoring in the 46th minute. A tired Casuals team them conceded two more goals, the second of which came cruelly just before the final hooter.
This morning the U15s had no trouble beating a depleted Casa Pia A team. At half time they were already 6-1 up and they scored 3 more goals in the second half, with the last goal coming from a very neat move involving a string of 5 passes.
The Men travelled to Espinho for their rather more tricky match against Lamas. After going down a couple of goals early on, they were always going to find recovery difficult. Despite finding the net several times in a high-scoring game, they eventually went down 4-7.