Despite losing 2-8 in today’s difficult game against the current league leaders, Casuals’ Men showed an improvement in their ability to cope with a strong attacking team. After setting up a 2-0 lead after a quarter of an hour, Carris added a 3rd from close range. Minutes later, Nicolas Wenzel forced his way past several defenders to pull a goal back with a great strike just inside the left post. However, Casuals then made crucial errors to allow their opponents to extend their lead to 6-1 in the last 5 minutes of the first half.
The second half saw a steely performance from the Casuals defence, with the back four of Vitor Rosa, Andrew Baird, Joe and Michael Kodde living dangerously, but keeping Carris at bay. The only 2 goals they conceded were penalty corners, while at the other end Casuals also scored from a penalty corner, when Nicolas’ pass found João Ralha at the far post for a tip-in.