Author Archives: Joao Miguel Freitas

U15 lost by 2-0

Saturday 1 December: we lost 1-4 to CFB Ladies during game 4 so it was going to be interesting to see how much progress we had made since then. Could we possibly manage to turn the result around into a second win in such a short period of time?

Uncharacteristically we got off to a very nervous and shaky start and could easily have been 2 goals down after 5 minutes – but “guess who” once more came to our rescue? None other than Francisco “nothing-goes-past-me-frango” Burnay, with another brilliant display from beginning to end (nota bem mum & dad, he’s earning himself a great present for Xmas….!). The “boat” steadied and from then on the game was very tight with neither side dominating and chances occurring at both ends, with João B going close to scoring on several occasions. Eventually late in the second half CFB scored from loose marking and again in the last seconds of the game. Overall, a major improvement on game 4.
Good performances all round, in particular with Maggie and Ben both starting to demonstrate sound techniques from training and tireless work from the “central engine room” by Pedro L who provided the opponents with lots of headaches!
Next Saturday we will have a tough return match against CP in Belem, Lisbon so look forward to lots of support in our last match before the Christmas break! “
Andrew Baird

U15 x CFB SF: 1-4

Another amazing performance for our young and inexperienced team against a strong, experienced CFB Ladies side. We stuck with our core team formation, with strength at the back, which worked well and provided a solid foundation throughout the game. CFB scored after 5 and 15 mins from two unstoppable SCs but very even play. Then 2 mins from the interval LC deservedly scored from a SC-PF and it could/should have been 2-2 at this stage. CFB scored from another SC after 30 mins and a final goal in the last 30 seconds (1-4). The team is beginning to show some good technical skills (measured passes,”1-2” action, soft-reception, attacking “weak-side” etc) and better positioning. Excellent goalkeeping by Francisco…..again!! Plenty to still work on!

Goal: Sebastian