Author Archives: Joe Kodde

Ladies win the Portuguese Cup

On Saturday the 23rd of June our ladies played against GD Viso in the final of the Portuguese Cup. Our Ladies started brilliantly by scoring two early goals, but GD Viso came back and scored twice to level the score at 2-2.

However, our Ladies fought on and in the final minutes of the game, with a great cross in to the circle from the right wing, our captain Angela Lima scores to win the match and the Cup.

Thanks to all the supporters and congratulations to our Ladies team (players and staff 😉 )

Joe Kodde

Vets draw against Belenenses

Match : Belenses vs LC VETS

Warm up : Belem arrived early, quite as a surprise, they seemed determined not to lose again to LC. A bit stronger, they were lacking 3 players to make the 11 so LC loaned them 3 Top players, Joe Kodde, Cat Ward and Pedro Berga … 3 young and great players, that would make all the difference. Adding to that Belem also benefited from the presence of Rui Lopes Junior, who currently plays for Casa Pia Seniors.

LC had a moderate team, the usual vets, experienced but where was this game to go? There were no real expectations, just a feeling that LC were not the favorites.

Game : Belem started off brilliantly, in the 5th minute Pedro Batista scored a well placed goal, and it seemed that Belem would walk over LC… Far superior to LC they were in total dominance. Six minutes later came a surprise equalizer by LC’s Zorro, catching everyone by surprise. But in just 7 mins, Belem were 2-1 up, with a poorly given away goal by LC defense. But LC were not to give up.. after a penalty flick well placed by Rui Figueiredo, and a well placed goal by James Harrison out of the blue, LC walked away from the first half leading 3-2.

The second half was a different story. Around 15 mins into the game , Belem scored 3 goals, 2 of which cooly netted by Paulo Lima, who moved from center back to center forward. LC had 5 major chances, which unfortunately were all missed by Zorro, who seemed to be off target… what was his excuse? Guess he didn’t really have one, seemed to be totally unfocused, ran like the wind, was danger man, but poor finalizing. LC saw Jerry Harris come on, who scored and made a difference. But the best goal for LC was the equalizer by Alexa Kodde, who gracefully swooped the ball on the boards, after a great pass from Andy.

Result : 5 – 5

Man of the match : Andrew Baird, who had to leave in the 2nd half.
Worst performer : Zorro, missed 5 clear goals, and who has to go into repentance and further endurance training.

Steve “Zorro” Fernandes

Vicente Mourão na Seleção

Vicente Mourão, com apenas 16 anos, foi convocado para a Seleção Nacional onde representará Portugal no Eurohockey Indoor Championship II, que decorre entre 12-14 de Janeiro na Turquia.

Parabéns Vicente, o teu clube está orgulhoso de ti!

– Lisbon Casuals HC

Casuals boys in U18 National Team

4 of our U18 boys will be playing in the U18 national team this weekend at Jamor.

Aires, Ioio, John & Vicente have been selected to be part of the team and will play in friendly matches against Grammarians HC.

Well done boys!!

Lisbon Casuals HC