The depth of hockey in the school – with the support of Lichfield Hockey Club – shone through once more when Friary A stormed to victory in a tournament against two strong EDA teams.

Highlights included Kayley Smith and Tia Phillips’ combination play, Jess Guest’s and Emily Worth’s goal-scoring, and Georgina Broome’s defensive challenges.

Both Friary teams were superb and the 16 goals scored made Friary A worthy winners.

Match Report

Tuesday 15th November 2016

U15 Girls Hockey Tournament

The girls faced a 7 a-side tournament against rivals EDA on Tuesday 15th November. Due to last minute drop outs the teams changed immensely and Mrs Fallows thanks the girls who found the motivation to help out their fellow team mates. In the first match Friary A were fighting for a win against their close friends Friary B and with some outstanding 1-2 play between Kayley Smith and Tia Phillips the Friary B defence could not hold off the 5 goals put in the back of the net. Next in the competition saw Friary B take on EDA A team and with some lovely balls sent through the middle into the D for Jess Guest she has no problem scoring her two goals of the tournament winning the game 2-1. Friary B were then in their final match against EDA’s B team and up till the last 30 seconds of the match it remained 0-0, until EDA had a lucky break down the right wing and scored ending the game 1-0. Despite the score line the girls were proud of their performance finishing 2nd in the tournament. However Friary A team continued their winning streak with a 5-0 win over EDA’s A team seeing goals from Tia Phillips, Kayley Smith and Emily Worth. Players of the match was awarded to Georgina Broome for her amazing defensive challenges and Tia Phillips for her exceptional 1-2 play. Thanks must go to the year 8 goalies, Ethan Oxley and Zac Douglas-Boisson for their contribution after last minute drop outs and Mr Hickman for his coaching contribution with the winning team. Mrs Fallows also thanks the support from parents who attended on the night. Well done to Friary A who won the tournament scoring a total of 16 goals.