Author Archives: Joe Kodde

Proud of our Ladies!

Our Ladies have finished their European adventure in an honorable 4th place after narrowly missing out of a medal position.

With two wins on the first day and a loss on the morning of the second day, our Ladies finished in 2nd position of Pool B. This result placed the Casuals in the promotion Pool where the 1st to 4th places would be decided.

The next two crucial games proved to be very tough and a narrow loss in the last match denied our Ladies the much sought after 3rd ‘medal winning’ spot.


Lisbon Casuals HC v Ards Ladies HC: 2 (1-0)
Lisbon Casuals HC v KPH Ra?a: 4 1 (1-0)
Lisbon Casuals HC v Bolu Belediyesi SK: 03 (0-1)
Lisbon Casuals HC v FHC Akademik Plus Sofia: 24 (2-2)
Lisbon Casuals HC v Douai HC: 34 (1-2)

Top: Filipe Romão, Pedro Leitão, Moraima Enciso, Alice Matias, Chiara Calicchia, Isabel Gregg, João M. Freitas
Middle: Ângela Lima, Maria Leitão, Rita Sousa, Cláudia Fidalgo, Isabel Fidalgo-Freitas
Bottom: Andreia Rebelo, Helena Melo

– 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