The U15 Friary boy’s hockey team played against Lichfield Cathedral School last night in very cold conditions. They went into this match slightly apprehensive as the opposition are a well drilled and well trained team.  

However, the Friary immediately applied the pressure, winning many short corners but unfortunately missed opportunities on the post. Soon after, Alfie Joines made a speedy run through the central defence and fired in a sneaky ball to find Layton Sheerin who put it in the back of the goal. This gave the boys a boost and was soon followed by a second goal from Joe O’Hara.

In the second half, Lichfield Cathedral School came back hard and made a number of great challenges but they just couldn’t find a way past Josh Douglas-Boisson who was in goal.

10 minutes before the final whistle, the Friary made a number of skilful runs and saw Hector Nottage alongside Layton Sheerin and Joe O’Hara get their second goals of the match.

Joe O’Hara was awarded Man of the Match for an outstanding reverse stick aerial shot in the top right-hand corner of the goal.

Kim Fallows, Head coach, said: “This was a fantastic match. It is a pleasure to train and work with these boys who are always determined to succeed.”