Numa estreia eletrizante, a equipa sub-15 do Lisbon Casuals Hockey Club pode ter perdido por 1-2, mas o seu desempenho foi nada menos que extraordinário. Enfrentando os atuais campeões da temporada anterior, esses jovens atletas mostraram sua coragem e determinação inabalável ao longo do jogo. Sua resiliência e impressionante trabalho em equipe mantiveram o público na ponta dos assentos enquanto eles travavam uma luta feroz contra os formidáveis ??campeões de 2022-23. O resultado final pode não os ter favorecido, mas a equipa Sub-15 do Lisbon Casuals Hockey Club saiu deste jogo de cabeça erguida, deixando uma marca indelével como uma força a ter em conta no mundo do hóquei juvenil.
In an electrifying debut, the first U15 team of the Lisbon Casuals Hockey Club may have faced a narrow 1-2 defeat, but their performance was nothing short of extraordinary. Matched against the reigning champions of the previous season, these young athletes showcased their mettle and unwavering determination throughout the game. Their resilience and impressive teamwork kept the audience on the edge of their seats as they put up a fierce fight against the formidable champions. The final score may not have favored them, but the Lisbon Casuals Hockey Club’s U15 team emerged from this contest with heads held high, leaving an indelible mark as a force to be reckoned with in the world of youth hockey.
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! “
The U15 had their second game of the season against a very experienced CFB and again performed well. Whilst most of the CFB team (including their key players) will be too old for U15 next year, ALL of our team will be eligible demonstrating the youth and potential we have!!
We did not have a goalkeeper and still need to identify somebody for the future (please everyone, help us find a new candidate ?) and this inevitably impacted on the result, but the team fought a spirited battle to the end and it is clear we are making progress. Well done guys & gals!