Another day and a completely different game: yesterday the Ladies played against Cathedral School Llandaff, a much younger but very well organized team that gave us a lot of problems on the counter attack.
LCHC controlled most of the game, despite the decreased level of their game, mostly due to the great effort expended the previous day against Wellington College. Nevertheless the Ladies pushed hard and got their 1st goal from a short corner with a beautiful drag flick by Joana Penetra into the bottom right corner. Cathedral School reacted straight away by attacking our area, and soon scored their well deserved goal.
In the second half LCHC were a more determined team and pushed really hard with the midfielders Georgina Scheder-Bieschin, Joana Penetra and Inês Campos getting their game together. In defence Marie-Sophie was more than a gigantic wall with no ball getting through her, and the LCHC attacks were more dangerous from her side. We have to say Girl of the Match was Rita de Sousa who broke the deadlock with a hat-trick to make the final score 4-1. A final reference to our youngest Marina, who is providing some serious competition for former LCHC forwards with her three goal assists!!
Thanks to Move Sports and Cathedral School, LLandaff for making this game possible. A big thank you also to the 3 Belenenses players who kindly accepted to play for us (Isabel, Madalena and Filipa), and an even bigger special thanks to Jessica ‘Cacauette’ from Casa Pia.