Following the recent poor weather conditions, and cancelled training sessions, the boys went into this match with a lack of preparation and on paper were not the favourites against a well drilled team who train on a regular basis.

However, the Friary team immediately put pressure on the opposition winning many short corners but unfortunately just kept going wide with missed opportunities on the post. Soon after Gareth Hunt made a speedy run into the Cathedral D and with a sneaky shot fired home Friary’s first and only goal of the match.

In the second half Cathedral came back hard and made a number of challenges in the attacking Friary D, but as always, Josh Douglas-Boisson was on form and kept Friary in the game with a number of exceptional saves to the frustration of the opposition.

Minutes before the final whistle the Friary defence made a poor tackle in the D, which saw Cathedral be awarded a short corner, close to being a penalty stroke. But despite the last chance for the opponents to equalise, Friary were too quick out to block the ball and end the match with a victory, 1-0.

Kim Fallows, team coach, said: “Well done, great team-work, and we are looking forward to our next fixture, which is mixed, against Cathedral School. The player of the match, without a doubt, had to go to Josh Douglas-Boisson for his amazing goal keeping skills a brilliant performance.”