The U18’s went to the Finals knowing we had a mountain to climb, as we were missing three of our players, one of which was our Goal-Keeper.
We won our first game 8-0 against Casa Pia, a team we know very well as we played them many times throughout the season.
We lost our second game of the day 5-0 against AD Lousada, but demonstrated some superb defending from Tommy as kicking-back & Bernardo as full back, both making fantastic saves. The man of the match was Diogo Brito, who gave all he had to give and played his best hockey seen to date.
The next day we played against Juventude HC and lost 6-1. For this game Thomas Machado went into the goal as Goal-Keeper for the first time in his life and actually managed to make several saves. In this match Francisco Meirinhos created many attacking opportunities up the right wing which resulted in our only goal of the match.
Our last match to decide the 3rd and 4th places was once again against Casa Pia. But after a very physically demanding weekend and going down another player, we lost 7-1 to finish in 4th place.
Congratulations to Philipp Wenzel for being voted Best Player of the tournament and being Top Scorer of the season.